The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

by Georg H. Eifert, John P. Forsyth
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The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Georg H. Eifert, John P. Forsyth

Attempts to manage your thoughts or get rid of worry, fear, and panic can leave you feeling frustrated and powerless. But you can take back your life from anxiety without controlling anxious thoughts and feelings. You can stop avoiding anxiety and start showing up to your life. The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety will get you started, using a revolutionary new approach called acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT.

The book has one purpose: to help you live better, more fully, more richly. Your life is calling on you to make that choice, and the skills in this workbook can help you make it happen. Find out how your mind can trap you, keeping you stuck and struggling in anxiety and fear. Learn to nurture your capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion. Use these qualities to shift your focus away from anxiety and onto what you really want your life to be about. As you do, your life will get bigger as your anxious suffering gets smaller. No matter what kind of anxiety problem you're struggling with, this workbook can guide you toward a more vibrant and purposeful life. Includes a CD with bonus worksheets, self-assessments, and guided mindfulness meditations.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572244993
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., is a scientist, writer, and licensed clinical psychologist in Upstate New York. He has traveled the world giving talks and workshops to the public and professionals about the benefits of mindful acceptance, kindness and compassion, and how to live a valued life using a new approach to psychological health and wellness called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology, and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

He has published many articles about how excessive struggle with unpleasant thoughts and emotions feeds human suffering, and what mindfulness and acceptance can offer as a solution. He has been doing basic and applied work related to anxiety disorders and ACT for well over a decade. He is a clinical fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society, serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals, and is associate editor of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. He is coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner’s Treatment Guide to Using Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Values-Based Behavior Change Strategies, ACT on Life, Not on Anger: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Problem Anger and The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: Break Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (New Harbinger), published in Jan. 2008. His work has helped foster growing international interest in acceptance and mindfulness approaches in psychology, mental health care, medicine, and society.

Visit his blog: http://mindfulness-and-anxiety.blogspot.com.

Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the department of psychology at Chapman University in Orange, CA. He was ranked among the top thirty researchers in behavior analysis and therapy in the 1990s, and he has authored over 100 publications on psychological causes and treatments of anxiety and other emotional disorders. He is a clinical fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society, a member of numerous national and international psychological associations, and he serves on several editorial boards of leading clinical psychology journals. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist. He is coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and ACT on Life, Not on Anger.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very thorough easy to follow workbook. Touches on many areas. Exercises have you thinking an realizing where you may need to make changes. Definitely worth the money. And I haven't even gotten to the cd as yet. I look forward to it though when it's time to use it.
jlee352 More than 1 year ago
I've struggled with anxiety for a long time and liked the ideas presented by the book at the advice of my therapist. Although the method and theory resonated with me, the program was of little use until I found the right medication and it all clicked. Now I benefit every day.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent news for anyone using ACT to work with anxiety disorders. It is written in an easy-to-read, down-to-earth, entertaining manner, accompanied by excellent illustrations, and a wealth of practical tools. I particularly like the way they place such strong emphasis on compassion. A CD is included with recordings of mindfulness skills, and pdf files of key worksheets. John and George do a great job of making ACT clear and accessible, in a simple but effective step-by-step program that nicely complements their textbook. It¿s a `must have¿ for any budding ACT therapist - and for most of their clients!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety. I found this to be a highly effective program for my anxious teens and adults. For many, it is life changing, liberating, and results in a level of peace they have not accessed before. I especially welcomed alternative ways of addressing and conceptualizing anxiety. I have found the approaches and philosophies outlined in this program to be well-received by patients. It is a great stand-alone program but is also a great adjunct to more traditional CBT approaches. The book is well written and easy to read, the illustrations are powerful, and the CD allows forms to be printed and contains excellent guided meditation exercises. What a great addition to the field of workbooks for anxious individuals!