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The Reality Slap

The Reality Slap
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Dr. Russ Harris

The Reality Slap

How to find fulfillment when life hurts.

Dr. Russ Harris

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: envy, 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.

This is a book that has the power to change your life.


Specifications: 234 x 153 mm | paperback | 240 pages

eBook available


About the author:

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. Exisle Publishing has also just released The Happiness Trap Pocketbook.







Womens Health - September 2014

womens health review of the reality slap

Source Kids - June 2014

Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), who is also a parent of a child with special needs; 'The Reality Slap' is a practical guide on how to deal with the pain of your ‘reality slap’ and not just to survive but to thrive.

To read full review click here 

source kids review of the reality slap june 2014


In Touch Magazine - produced by MS Australia - April 2014

Make peace with emotions
We all have to deal with times during which life deals us a painful blow. In his book, The Reality Slap, Dr Russ Harris looks at how you can find fulfilment when you're facing a gap between how life is and how you want it to be.
in touch magazine april 2014 feature article on the reality slap

Claire McFee, Organize Your Life www.organizeyourlife.com.au

“Profoundly helpful, straight talking advice, directing us to the inner resources we all have to be able to face, deal with and successfully move on from life’s challenges.”

Dr Russ Harris on Channel Seven's The Morning Show



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