A ground breaking book that offers new techniques using mindfulness skills to enable you to experience and full and happy life and to overcome depression and anxiety.
Dr Russ Harris was born in Liverpool, England. After graduating in medicine from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he emigrated to Australia. As a family doctor, he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of medical illness (and increasingly less interested in writing prescriptions). In his eclectic career, he has been a stand-up comedian, sex therapist, filmmaker, novelist, and workshop presenter. He now practices as a psychological health physician in Melbourne.
'Carefully and creatively presents techniques that anyone can use
to undermine struggle, avoidance, and loss of the moment. Harris
systematically explores how we get into the "happiness trap" and
then shines a powerful beacon showing us another way forward' -
Steven Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your
'A practical antidote to the self-help industry's unhelpful obsession with trying to change yourself' - Sainsbury's Magazine
'Eminently practical and readable. This book reveals that
when calibrating one's life according to acceptance and valued
action, happiness is a pleasant sideshow in the larger carnival of
an engaged and purposeful existence' - Zindel Segal, PhD, author of
The Mindful Way through Depression
'An exciting alternative to the usual approach of so many self-help books. Harris explains how we can work with ourselves as we are, rather than aggressively trying to alter ourselves. I'm impressed by the simple and effective methods of ACT' - David Richo, PhD, author of The Five Things We Cannot Change