The Reality Slap

For many 2020 has been a year in which the best made plans were laid waste, sometimes with devastating personal and professional consequences.

The question is; once reality has 'slapped' us, what can we do to rebound, grieve our losses and begin making a meaningful recovery?

Dr Russ Harris is one of Australia's most respected self-help authors. His book The Happiness Trap has sold more than a million copies around the world and been translated into more than 30 languages. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, having trained over 40,000 health practitioners in the approach. He has worked with The World Health Organisation helping refugees to come to terms with the devastating circumstances in which they find themselves. This work was repurposed by The WHO earlier this year to help people come to terms with COVID 19. 

It is fair to say then that Russ is well placed to offer useful advice on how to pick up the shattered pieces and move into the new year with a sense of purpose, no matter how much of a blow this past few months has dealt us. 

Russ has just released a new edition of his book The Reality Slap, which is full of practical advice for how to cope well and find meaning and fulfilment in the face of loss and crisis. The content draws heavily on the work he did for the World Health Organisation, which has been proven to be effective, even in such extreme cases as those who left everything behind.

Of course, global pandemic aside, 'reality slaps’ can take many forms, from the death of a loved one or loss odf a job to serious illness, or the ending of a signjificant relationship. And whatever form it takes, it hurts! In such circumstances, the tools we use to cope with everyday disappointments are just not enough to get us through.

More details....

The Reality Slap, by Dr Russ Harris, published by Exisle Publishing, 2020, paperback, rrp A$34.99.

 

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