Anyone read this book ? What are your thoughts about it ?
"Popular ideas about happiness are inaccurate, misleading, and are actually making us miserable. But there is hope … Dr Russ Harris, M.D., is a Melbourne-based medical practitioner at the forefront of a new movement that is shaking the very foundations of Western psychology. His controversial new book The Happiness Trap clearly shows how popular myths about happiness are directly contributing to the current epidemic of depression, anxiety and stress. After shattering these myths, he then explains a powerful new pathway to health, vitality and fulfillment, through the development of a psychological state known as mindfulness. Mindfulness is a mental state of awareness, openness and focus. It is worlds apart from the methods of popular psychology - yet it is easy to learn, and will rapidly and effectively help you to: handle painful feelings far more effectively reduce the impact and influence of painful thoughts escape the grip of self-defeating habits rise above your fears, doubts and insecurities find more fulfilment in your work build more satisfying relationships and, above all, create a rich, full and meaningful life. This approach has been scientifically proven with a wide range of problems, from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and drug addiction. At last: a self-help book that really will change your life!"