Stop chasing happiness, author says

Society's focus on positive thinking is unsustainable and potentially problematic, believes Melbourne GP Dr Russ Harris, who advocates acceptance commitment therapy.

Dr Russ Harris is feeling anxious. On a scale of one to 10, the former Melbourne GP -- widely recognised as a pioneer of a form of psychotherapy called acceptance commitment therapy -- rates his current anxiety level about a six. 

It's a pretty surprising admission. After all, Dr Harris has spent most of the past decade travelling the country, speaking publicly about acceptance commitment