Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps: A Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt and Embracing Life

Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps: A Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt and Embracing Life

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623158200
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 660,151
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

TANYA J. PETERSON , MS, NCC, is a Nationally Certified Counselor who writes extensively about mental health for various online and print outlets including as a regular contributor to the mental health website HealthyPlace.com where she pens a weekly column, Anxiety-Schmanxiety , and the popular blog, The Mighty . She is also the author of four critically acclaimed, award-winning novels that deal compassionately with mental illness.

SHAWN VERDIN has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She has helped people rise above challenges and create quality lives over the span of her entire career. Equipped with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and a master’s degree in psychological counseling, Shawn is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). She works as Program Director at her local behavioral health unit.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 11

Part 1 Understanding Act

Chapter 1 An Active Example 17

Chapter 2 The Theory Behind the Practice 35

Part 2 Three Steps to Act

Chapter 3 Step 1: Defuse and Accept 55

Chapter 4 Step 2: Be Present and Understand the Self 89

Chapter 5 Step 3: Define Values and Set Action Goals 119

Chapter 6 Conclusion and Curtain Call 151

Appendix: ACT Journal Exercises 161

Resources 167

Bibliography 170

Index 173

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