The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap

Stop Struggling, Start Living

eBook - 2007
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This book shows you how to apply (ACT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in your life to increase self-awareness, develop emotional intelligence, enhance relationships, create a sense of meaning and purpose, and transform painful thoughts and feelings so they have less impact in your life.
Publisher: Wollombi, N.S.W. ; Auckland, N.Z. : Exisle Publishing, 2007
ISBN: 9781921966347
1921966343
9781775590644
177559064X
9781877437502
1877437506
9781921497384
1921497386
9781877568237
1877568236
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (279 p.)) : PDF file

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TetinioToi
Jul 28, 2015

Tumeke. Learnt a lot and applying those lessons to daily life.

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courtney92_0
Nov 16, 2014

This book is great for those who are new to the basics of a healthy mind and therefore healthy living.

This book is a more Western based version of self awakening, although you most likely wouldn't see that if you read the book and have not read many Eastern books on spirituality etc.

I did find the writer to be lacking in self-confidence though. He even mentions how he was overwhelmed by anxiety when he got permission to start writing the book but didn't start until 4 months later. I would figure if you are going to write about something you would want to be absolutely confident with the knowledge you wish to pass on.

Overall a great guide for societies like ours.

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JCLRachelSH
Dec 17, 2013

Pretty much the only things I don't like about this book are the title & cover art :-) This book came along at just the right time for me, really breaking down some of the concepts I've been learning about re: defusing anxious thoughts and making room for difficult emotions. I identified with the concept that our minds have negative thoughts running through them all day because they're trying to help us be vigilant and survive all the scary wilderness predators. One of the most useful ideas of this book for me so far has been the awareness that, in modern life, these kinds of negative thoughts aren't necessarily always helpful, so it's OK to just "thank" your mind for looking out for you and then move on, letting negative thoughts be but not buying into them or putting excessive energy into them unless they help you be and do what you really value.

uptonatom Jan 03, 2012

Having read most of the ACT books, this one is the one. The breakthrough in understanding how the self exists and helped me within minutes of reading certain sections. This will be the first ACT book I can read and reread and truly use it. Truly ACT...

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Nov 16, 2014

courtney92_0 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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