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When Life Hits Hard: How to Transcend Grief, Crisis, and Loss with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Spiral-Bound |

Russ Harris

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Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a pandemic, or a natural disaster—nothing really prepares us for those moments when life hits hard and turns our world upside down. In this candid self-help guide, best-selling author Russ Harris offers practical skills grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help readers recover from grief, loss, and crisis; transcend pain and suffering; and build rich and meaningful lives—even in the face of adversity.

Practical skills grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you bounce back when life knocks you down.

Whether it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, the end of a relationship, a pandemic, or a natural disaster—nothing really prepares us for those moments when life hits hard and turns our world upside down. The good news is that you can move forward. There are tools you can use to find your way back from despair and live a fulfilling life.

In this candid self-help guide, psychotherapist Russ Harris offers powerful and doable skills grounded in evidence-based ACT to help you recover from grief, loss, and crisis; transcend your pain and suffering; and build a rich and meaningful life—even in the face of adversity. You’ll also find tools to help you deal with painful memories, create your own healing “grief rituals,” and transform difficult emotions into unexpected allies.

Finally, you’ll learn how mindfulness and self-compassion can help keep you grounded, even when it seems like your world is in free fall. If you’re ready to start building the resilience needed to heal from loss or thrive in the face adversity, this guide will show you how to get there, one step at a time.

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 1684039010
Item Weight: 0.48 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.5 x 8.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings
“This book will be a vital companion for anyone struggling with the pain of loss. It offers hope and a solid, evidence-based pathway through life’s hardships. Russ Harris writes from the heart with a wonderful balance of wisdom and gentleness, translating key processes from the latest behavioral science into everyday language and practical tools. You’ll learn how to embrace your pain with courage and compassion, and how to live well and thrive in the face of adversity. I cannot recommend this book enough and I will be encouraging my clients, relatives, and friends to get a copy.”
—Mike Sinclair, DPSych, clinical director at City Psychology Group, and coauthor of Mindfulness for Busy People, The Little ACT Workbook, The Little Depression Workbook, and The Little Anxiety Workbook
-Mike Sinclair, DPSych
Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, and best-selling author of The Happiness Trap—which has now been translated into thirty languages and sold more than one million copies. Russ is one of the world’s leading authorities on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and has trained over 50,000 health practitioners in the approach. In 2015, he wrote an ACT protocol for the World Health Organization (WHO) to use in refugee camps—and their research shows this brief intervention leads to significant improvements in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.