Dr Russ Harris

In episode 438 I chat with Dr Russ Harris. Russ is a medical practitioner, author of the international best-selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap’ (as well as nine others), and is a world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

We discuss his new Happiness Trap card deck, rumination, the skill noticing and naming, he guides us through the ACT skill Dropping Anchor, the problems with distraction, self compassion, and he guides us through the kind hands exercise, and much more. Hope it helps. 

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Find out more about Russ: 

The Happiness Trap cards (Shambhala publications): https://www.shambhala.com/the-happiness-trap-cards.html 

The Happiness Trap 2nd edition: https://amzn.to/3kOVzIo 

Free dropping anchor audio: https://www.actmindfully.com.au/free-stuff/free-audio/ 

His first episode on the podcast

His second episode on the podcast


Dr Steven Hayes

Jonny Say

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