- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 867 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: Exisle Publishing; 1 edition (26 November 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005LVOCQG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 36 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,906 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Reality Slap: How to find fulfilment when life hurts Kindle Edition
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The 'reality slap' takes many different forms. Sometimes it is so violent it's more like a punch: the death of a loved one, a serious illness, a major injury, a freak accident, a shocking crime, a disabled child, the loss of a job; bankruptcy, betrayal fire, flood, divorce or disaster. Sometimes it's a little gentler: eny, loneliness, resentment, failure, disappointment or rejection. But whatever form it takes, one thing's for sure: it hurts! And most of us don;t deal with the pain very well.
This book is based on a scientifically proven mindfulness-based approach called 'Acceptance and Commitment Therapy' (ACT). Within these pages, you will learn how to cope effectively when life hurts: not just how to survive, but how to thrive. Using the proven principles of ACT, you'll discover how to:
- find peace in the midst of your pain
- find calm in the midst of your chaos
- anchor yourself in the midst of emotional storms
- increase your sense of connection with yourself and others
- use your painful emotions to cultivate wisdom and compassion
- find fulfilment even when you can't get what you want
- heal your wounds, and come through stronger than before.
DR RUSS HARRIS is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, and bestselling author of The Happiness Trap, which has now been translated into 22 languages. He is one of the world's leading authorities in ACT, and regularly travels all over Australia and internationally to train a wide variety of professionals in the approach. His other books include The Confidence Gap, ACT With Love, ACT Made Simple, and the fictional novel Stand Up Strummer.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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It is written in a way that isn't purely directive, it just makes sense. Facing what has been ~ for each one of us, our own journeys are vastly different... accepting what has transpired ~ and committing to making our future stronger. Learning the signs that trigger our questionable reactions and determining a better way to move forward. Accepting us, not burying and re-burying our hurts under layers of denial.
I am an optimist. I've always been an optimist. But I've never been completely healthy. I cover my hurt up and pretend that it doesn't exist. It's an old habit. I am learning to break that habit, to accept the triggers, to look for where they come from, to 'love' them in a way that gives them the space to breathe and to commit to working beside them to find a better way to proceed.
Written for psychological issues such as anxiety, depression and addiction, this is a different and a common-sense way of working through what hangs us up. It's not hard to read, it's not hard to practice, it's a cognitive way of investigating ourselves and helping to untangle the knots that slow us down.
I like it. I'm re-reading it immediately after the first read so that I can better understand the initial stages of helping myself. I like him, I like his style and the way he leads the reader through his own issues so that we have a better handle on what caused him to begin his personal research.
I can't tell you if this will change my life but for now, it has helped me stay calmer and focus on what is happening within when a normal situation may cause anxiety. I like that. I hope I retain it. I hope this does change my life. So far, so good...
tools in my bag to help me. I highly recommend this. Russ uses terms that every one can understand, it is an easy read.
This author hits all the right buttons, and his works are easy to follow. It is
extremely well written with alot of feeling and understanding.