Today's the day to start making real changes. Diet fads and fitness trends may offer the prospect of losing weight, but they rarely work out long-term. The Weight Escape is different. Using the psychological science of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Dr Russ Harris, medical doctor and author of The Happiness Trap, psychological practitioner Ann Bailey and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi will help you make the lasting changes you want. Focusing on the mental barriers that can stop us setting and achieving our goals, it promotes a holistic approach to wellbeing and weight loss - one that goes beyond meal plans and calorie counting to give a deeper meaning and mindfulness to how you live and what you eat. Through practical exercises, quizzes and personal stories, it shows you how to: Set goals and give direction to your life; Overcome destructive habits and exercise self-control; Deal with cravings and stressful situations; Develop self-acceptance' Get the weight-loss results you want - and so much more.
Dr Joseph Ciarrochi is Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Sydney and a renowned ACT trainer and researcher. Joseph has published over 90 papers, books and book chapters. In 2011, he won a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellow award, which recognises him as one of the top scientists in the country. He is, along with Ann Bailey, one of the authors of the bestselling self-help book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens. Ann Bailey, M.A Senior Clinical Psychologist, has designed and implemented an award winning government service. She is currently the psychological consultant for dieticians in South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Health, running workshops and coaching allied health staff on the principles of ACT for health and well-being. Ann has been featured in the influential ACT in Action video training series as a master clinician and is the co-author of a number of ACT books. Dr Russ Harris qualified as a doctor in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1991. He now works as a therapist and executive coach, as well as being an internationally acclaimed ACT trainer. He is the bestselling author of seven books, including The Reality Slap, The Confidence Gap, and his best-known work, The Happiness Trap, which has now been translated into thirty different languages.