The Practicing Happiness Workbook: How Mindfulness Can Free You from the Four Psychological Traps That Keep You Stressed, Anxious, and Depressed
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 9781608829033
ISBN 13: 978-1608829033
Are you looking for a better lifeone filled with true contentment and joy? Everyone wants to be happy, but somewhere along the way, we fall into traps” that prevent us from reaching our potential, our goals, and the lives we want. Sure to be a classic in the self-help genre, Practicing Happiness utilizes a cutting-edge transdiagnostic approach at the forefront of contemporary behavioral therapy to help you break free from these psychological traps, once and for all.In this important and groundbreaking workbook, internationally-recognized mindfulness expert Ruth Baer discusses the four most common psychological traps that people get stuck in: rumination, avoidance, emotion-driven behavior, and self-criticism. To help you get past these traps, Baer provides powerful, proven-effective mindfulness strategies, exercises, and worksheets to guide you, step-by-step, to the life that you deserve.
Chapter by chapter, you will learn how to apply these mindfulness skills in everyday situations. And with practice, you’ll find yourself taking control of your thoughts and feelings in a new way. Instead of falling back on familiar habits, such as self-criticism, you will learn to foster an attitude of kindness and curiosity toward both yourself and the world around you.By following the exercises and tips outlined in this clear, helpful guide, you will learn to truly transform your mindand your life!
—Mark Williams, professor of clinical psychology, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University, and coauthor of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World and The Mindful Way Through Depression
—Steven C. Hayes, PhD, foundation professor of psychology at the University of Nevada and author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
—Paul Gilbert, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Derby and author of The Compassionate Mind and Overcoming Depression
—Zindel V. Segal, professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Toronto and coauthor of The Mindful Way through Depression
—Willem Kuyken, professor of clinical psychology, cofounder of the Mood Disorders Centre at the University of Exeter and the Exeter Mindfulness Network, and coauthor of Collaborative Case Conceptualization
—Melanie Fennell, author of Overcoming Low Self-Esteem
—Christopher Germer, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
—Susan M. Orsillo, professor of psychology at Suffolk University and coauthor of The Mindful Way through Anxiety
—Shauna L. Shapiro, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and coauthor of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions
—Lizabeth Roemer, professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA, and coauthor of The Mindful Way through Anxiety
About the Author
Foreword author Mark Williams, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, UK. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a fellow of the British Academy. He is author of many books and articles on the psychology of depression and its treatment, focusing on mindfulness-based approaches.