The Happiness Trap Online Program

Build genuine happiness from the inside out

Watch short, engaging videos online

8-week program, 1 - 2 hours per week

The skills you'll learn are scientifically proven to actually work. Overcome anxiety, stress & more...

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Stop struggling with difficult thoughts & feelings.
Build genuine & lasting HAPPINESS.

Overcome

Anxiety & Stress
Feeling of emptiness
Harsh critical thoughts
Lack of purpose
Low self esteem
Loneliness

Learn skills to help gain

Genuine Happiness
Meaning & Purpose
Confidence
Close Relationships
Health & Wellbeing
Deep Fulfilment

What is the Happiness Trap?

The Happiness Trap Online Program created by Dr Russ Harris, is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a science-based model of behaviour change, supported by a vast body of scientific research.

How it works

The program is skills based. You can start anytime and do the program at your own pace. For best results, it’s designed to work over 8 weeks. You’ll learn skills and strategies that you can immediately incorporate in your life. It takes just 1-2 hours to do per week on average plus practice time.

Watch

Engaging videos

From absorbing stories to cool animations, each entertaining week takes about 1-2 hours or so to do plus practice time.

Learn

Skills that really work

Easy to do and clearly explained, the skills and strategies you’ll learn are scientifically proven to actually work.

Practice

Helpful tools & techniques

Right from the start, you’ll be able to practice what you learn and feel the benefits in your daily life.

Transform

Old habits into new patterns

Week by week, apply easy to learn skills and strategies and move your life into fulfilment, meaning and genuine happiness.

What's in the program?

Designed to work best over an 8 week period, each week takes about 1-2 hrs to do plus some practice time. You’ll learn evidence based skills and strategies to help build genuine happiness from the inside out.

 
WEEK 1

Happiness & suffering

  • The “happiness trap”: how popular notions of happiness make us miserable.
  • Why we all suffer, and what we can do about it.
  • The science of genuine happiness.
  • Taking your first steps to a richer, fuller life.
 
WEEK 2

A new way

  • How struggling with painful feelings makes them worse.
  • A radically new way of responding to emotional pain.
  • How to take the power out of anxiety.
  • How to instantly reduce the impact of any painful feeling.
 
WEEK 3

Get off the hook

  • How our minds have evolved to think negatively (& why positive thinking often fails).
  • How to take the power out of unhelpful thoughts.
  • How to disrupt worrying, rumination & other unhelpful thinking processes.
  • How to break free from self-judgment, self-criticism, or self-hatred.
  • How to transcend self-esteem.
 
WEEK 4

Being present

  • Mindfulness without meditation.
  • How to live in the present moment.
  • How to enjoy and appreciate life.
  • How to focus attention and engage in whatever you are doing.
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Are you a therapist, coach, counsellor, or health practitioner?

Use the Happiness Trap Online Program with your clients to enhance your therapy sessions. It’s the ideal way to reinforce a broad range of Acceptance Commitment Therapy strategies and skills, under your clinical guidance.

About Dr. Russ Harris

Creator of the Happiness Trap Online Program

Hi, I’m Russ… doctor, therapist, father, trainer of health professionals, author of The Happiness Trap (plus eight other books) and creator of the Happiness Trap Online Program.

Built on the principles of simplicity, clarity, and having fun, the program will teach you how to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model, to live a more meaningful and joyful existence, regardless of your current circumstances.

FAQs

Yes, there’s a very high chance this program will make you happier, as long as you actively apply the principles. It will give you the tools and techniques you need to build a richer and more fulfilling life, to effectively handle the inevitable painful feelings that life brings, and to enhance pleasure, joy and satisfaction in everyday living.

The Happiness Trap Program is first and foremost an educational program designed to give you the tools and techniques to build a rich and rewarding life. Although it is based on a model of therapy (ACT), a model used in clinical psychotherapy, the program itself is not specifically designed as a treatment for depression or other clinical disorders. 

Therapy involves amongst other things, taking into account your history, biology and your environment. These important factors about you fall outside of the scope of this program and as such, it is not therapy. The principles and tools of the program can however be used very successfully in conjunction with therapy. If you are seeing a therapist, we recommend you ask them to take a look at what the program involves and ask them whether they think the program is right for you.

The Happiness Trap Program is first and foremost an educational program designed to give you the tools and techniques to build a rich and rewarding life. Although it is based on a model of therapy (ACT), a model used in clinical psychotherapy, the program itself is not specifically designed as a treatment for depression or other clinical disorders. 

Therapy involves amongst other things, taking into account your history, biology and your environment. These important factors about you fall outside of the scope of this program and as such, it is not therapy. The principles and tools of the program can however be used very successfully in conjunction with therapy. If you are seeing a therapist, we recommend you ask them to take a look at what the program involves and ask them whether they think the program is right for you.

The principles and tools of the program can be applied very successfully, whether you are on medication or not. The Happiness Trap Program is first and foremost an educational program, giving you the tools and techniques to build a rich and rewarding life, and to handle the difficult thoughts and feelings that go with it. Although it is based on a model of therapy (ACT), the program itself is not designed as a treatment for mental health disorders – it is not therapy. 

The principles and tools of the program can however be used very successfully as an adjunct to other treatments, for a wide range of mental health disorders. We recommend you ask your doctor, therapist or other treating health professional to take a quick look at what the program involves and advise whether they think it’s right for you.

Designed to fit into busy schedules, the program has been divided into easy-to-digest modules that can be done at your own pace throughout the 6 months of program access – e.g. 10 minutes at lunchtime, 20 minutes at night. 

We suggest that you carve out at least 90 minutes per week to make sure you have plenty of time to absorb everything and review all program material before your access to the program ends.

The Happiness Trap program is an educational program, giving you the tools and techniques to build a rich and rewarding life, and to handle the difficult thoughts and feelings that go with it. It is based on a scientifically-proven model of therapy called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) which has successfully helped millions of people around the world to significantly reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, while building richer, more fulfilling lives. 

The program itself is not specifically designed as a treatment for depression, anxiety or other clinical disorders, but the principles and tools of the program can be used very successfully in conjunction with therapy. If you are seeing a therapist, we recommend you ask them to take a quick look at what the program involves and ask them whether they think it is right for you. For more information about the scientific research on which this program is based, visit ‘The Science’ page.

What People Say About the Happiness Trap Online Program

 

“Very well put together and a lot more helpful than reading a book.”

Mathew L

Mathew L

USA

“Being a visual person this program is what brings it all together for me. Love what you’ve done! Thank you.”

Lisa Carnell

Lisa Carnell

Melbourne

“I’m simply amazed. This course is everything I had hoped it would be – and more.”

David Lorscheid

David Lorscheid

Germany

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