Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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by Steven C. Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572244259

ISBN-13: 9781572244252

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Get ready to take a different perspective on your problems and your life—and the way you live it.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy. What if pain were a normal, unavoidable part of the human condition, but

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Get ready to take a different perspective on your problems and your life—and the way you live it.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy. What if pain were a normal, unavoidable part of the human condition, but avoiding or trying to control painful experience were the cause of suffering and long-term problems that can devastate your quality of life? The ACT process hinges on this distinction between pain and suffering. As you work through this book, you’ll learn to let go of your struggle against pain, assess your values, and then commit to acting in ways that further those values.

ACT is not about fighting your pain; it’s about developing a willingness to embrace every experience life has to offer. It’s not about resisting your emotions; it’s about feeling them completely and yet not turning your choices over to them. ACT offers you a path out of suffering by helping you choose to live your life based on what matters to you most. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or problem anger, this book can help—clinical trials suggest that ACT is very effective for a whole range of psychological problems. But this is more than a self-help book for a specific complaint—it is a revolutionary approach to living a richer and more rewarding life.

  • Learn why the very nature of human language can cause suffering
  • Escape the trap of avoidance
  • Foster willingness to accept painful experience
  • Practice mindfulness skills to achieve presence in the moment
  • Discover the things you really value most
  • Commit to living a vital, meaningful life

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572244252
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life (Easyread Large Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read about these techniques in other books, so I don't agree that this is a new form of therapy. However, I did find the book remarkably well written with excellent examples that help to make the information stick.
FindingHealing More than 1 year ago
While having access to a therapist is better than not, this book is still packed with great tools and can be used without a therapist. Highy recommended!
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This is a great book but must be used in conjunction with a trained therapist who understands and has been trained in how to use this method of therapy. It is NOT for anyone to just pick off the shelf and use. It is NOT a self-help book. It works extremely well in conjunction with Dr. Yapko's CD series which includes some hypnosis tracks - but again,not without the guidance and therapy sessions with a well-trained therapist.
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