Living With Your Body & Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle With Body Image Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Living With Your Body & Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle With Body Image Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

by Emily K. Sandoz, Troy DuFrene
     
 

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Are you comfortable with the skin you’re in? If not, you aren’t alone. Most people are dissatisfied with some aspect of their physical appearance, but if your unhappiness with your looks starts to take over your life, it’s time to make a change. This book applies powerful acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) principles to help you accept both… See more details below

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Are you comfortable with the skin you’re in? If not, you aren’t alone. Most people are dissatisfied with some aspect of their physical appearance, but if your unhappiness with your looks starts to take over your life, it’s time to make a change. This book applies powerful acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) principles to help you accept both your body and negative thoughts, and discover new feelings of validity beyond your reflection in the mirror.

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“Practical, gentle, and thorough, this book nudges and guides you into your body and your senses. As you learn how to turn down the volume of the chatter and self-judgment there is more room to experience yourself as a whole, physical human being. What a relief, and what an opportunity! Highly recommended.”
Steven C. Hayes, PhD, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

“We humans are so often at war with our own bodies. We use our powerful intellect to break ourselves into parts—thighs, buttocks, stomach, nose—and then often judge these parts as ‘not good enough.’ We then waste energy trying to fix ourselves and/or become self-conscious and withdraw from life. Living with Your body and Other Things You Hate will help you to declare peace on your body, connect with it, nurture it, and appreciate it. The book never preaches. It uses practical exercises to take you on a gentle, mindful journey. If you are the sort of person who is hard on yourself and insecure about your body, then I believe this book will  help you to accept yourself, find your inner strength, and  build a life filled with joy and meaning.”
Joseph Ciarrochi, author of Get out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens and Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology

“Full of wisdom and compassion, this is a beautifully written and highly practical guide to self-acceptance. I wish I’d read it thirty years ago; it would have saved me decades of self-loathing!”
Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap

“If you are unhappy with your appearance in any way, this book will help you and others understand what you experience and why. It will explain why your feelings are devastating, and how your struggles to overcome it may have been futile. The authors provide a totally different way to approach the problem of poor self-image. If all other methods have failed, this book offers hope and guidance in a distinctly new way. Acceptance and commitment therapy techniques will teach you to live the life you want, follow your values, and stop struggling for an ideal image. The authors write in a very friendly manner, sharing their own experiences at times, and provide wonderful exercises to follow. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to stop struggling and begin living.”
Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABBP, ABPP, author of Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual

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ISBN-13:
9781608821044
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
605,128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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