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  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780670078011
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99
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The Weight Escape

Stop fad dieting, start losing weight and reshape your life using cutting-edge psychology




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.

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.

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.

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.

Through practical exercises, quizzes and personal stories, it shows you how to use your values and strengths to give your life direction, motivate yourself in the face of ongoing challenges, deal effectively with cravings, urges and stressful situations, and develop self-acceptance. Get the weight-loss results you want – and so much more.

'A mindful and practical approach to weight loss.' Australian Healthy Food Guide

'Provides a holistic approach to weight loss that will have ramifications that extend far beyond your appearance.' WellBeing

  • Pub date: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780670078011
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Authors

Ann Bailey

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.

Joseph Ciarrochi

Professor Joseph Ciarrochi is Professor at the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education  (Australian Catholic University) and a renowned ACT trainer and researcher. Joseph has published over 100 papers, books and book chapters.  He has 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.

Russ Harris

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. 


Praise for The Weight Escape

“... the best weight loss book you'll read this year.”

Australian Women Online

“... take on a new approach to weight loss and well-being with this great read!”

PopSugar

“This book is a refreshing new direction from the self-destructive cycle of dieting and being at war with our bodies.”

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