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The Freedom Trap : Reclaiming Liberty and Wellbeing

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In many ways we have never been more 'free'. We are freer to follow our dreams, set goals and live the life we choose. Yet mental health issues are sky-rocketing. Anxiety and depression are rife and more people feel overwhelmed by daily living. We are more addictive, distracted and pressured. This is a world that increasingly seems to breed discontent. So, is all our so-called freedom nothing more than a trap of our own making? Are we, as the saying goes, simply decorating the cage that keeps us imprisoned? Does everything that flies under the banner of freedom actually promote it? What can we do to change the status quo?

The Freedom Trap is an inspiring call for clear thinking and a fresh appraisal of what our freedoms mean and can become. In this challenging, confronting and eye-opening look at what freedom actually is - examined from philosophical, psychological, political, social, legal, ethical, scientific, historical and neurological perspectives - mindfulness expert Associate Professor Craig Hassed explores how we can alleviate our burdens (our worries, regrets and material desires) and find a life of peace, happiness and harmony - true freedom.

Including practical thinking steps to help further your understanding of what freedom really means, this book is essential reading for anyone who has ever thought 'there has to be more to life than this'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • Woolombi, Australia
  • English
  • 1925335461
  • 9781925335460
  • 199,053

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In many ways we have never been more 'free' - to follow our dreams, set goals and live the life we choose. Ye mental health issues are sky-rocketing, we are more addicted, distracted and pressured, and more people feel overwhelmed by daily living in a world that seems to breed discontent, anxiety and depression. So, is all our so-called freedom nothing more than a trap of our own making? Are we, as the saying goes, simply decorating the cage that keeps us imprisoned? What can we do personally and collectively to change the status quo?

The Freedom Trap is an inspiring call for clear thinking and a fresh appraisal of what our freedoms mean and can become. In this challenging, confronting and eye-opening look at what freedom really is - from philosophical, psychological, political, social, legal, ethical, scientific, historical and neurological perspectives - mindfulness expert Craig Hassed explores how we can alleviate our burdens and find a life of peace, happiness and harmony - true freedom.

Including practical thinking steps to help further your understanding of what freedom really means, this book is essential reading for anyone who has ever thought 'there must be more to life than this'.
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Table of contents

Prologue

1. The freedom trap
2. In praise of freedom
3. So free we seem
4. Contemporary freedom - where are we now?
5. The philosophy of freedom
6. Freedom under the law
7. Liberte, egalite and fraternite - the politics of freedom
8. The science of freedom
9. The psychology of freedom
10. The ethics of freedom
11. Child rearing and education
12. Freedom of speech and privacy

Epilogue
Endnotes
Index
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Review quote

"an inspiring call for clear thinking and a fresh appraisal of what freedom means" -- Brooke Hunter * The Freedom Trap *
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About Craig Hassed

Associate Professor Craig Hassed is a leading expert in mindfulness, regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, professional and educational contexts. Author of eleven books, Craig has a long-term interest in philosophy and the world's great wisdom traditions.
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