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The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full

The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full


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This workbook, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), teaches teens with OCD new skills to handle the stream of pesky obsessions that show up in their mind.

It presents the Choice Point - a tool to help teens choose how to handle those tricky moments when dealing with unwanted thoughts. Chapter by chapter, teens learn powerful skills to unhook from their obsessions, including exposure exercises and strategies for accepting their emotions, and complete activities to help them overcome their compulsions, avoidant behaviors, and requests for accommodations.

With real-life examples and tons of fun activities, this workbook shows that fears, worry and nervousness are a part of life and gives teens the skills to choose how to respond to their obsessions and move towards the stuff they really care about. Making applying ACT and ERP skills fun, it encourages them to face their fears and live life to the full.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787750838
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 12/19/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 877,036
Product dimensions: 6.81(w) x 9.69(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Patricia Zurita Ona is a clinical psychologist. She has written several books on emotional disorders and is based in California, USA.

Louise Gardner is an illustrator, also known as 'ACT Auntie', who combines her love of art with ACT. She is based in Somerset, UK.

Table of Contents

LETTER TO TEENS; LETTER FOR PARENTS; LETTER FOR THERAPISTS; HOW TO USE THIS WORKBOOK; SECTION 1: THE BEGINNING; 1.1: The Basics About OCD; 1.2: The Basics Of Treatment And This Workbook; 1.3: Why Do I Have To Deal With OCD?; 1.4: Why Do I Have To Deal With Fear?; SECTION 2: THE CHOICE POINT MEETS OCD; 2.1: Getting To Know Your OCD; 2.2: Getting Familiar With The Choice Point!; Takeaways!; SECTION 3: MEETING THE "ANNOYING OBSESSIONS"; 3.1: Unwanted Annoying Thoughts; 3.2: Unsolicited Bizarre Images; 3.3: Uninvited Urges; Takeaways!; SECTION 4: ARE YOU HOOKED?; 4.1: Buying Tickets To Compulsion City!; 4.2: Running As Fast You Can To Avoidance City!; 4.3: Asking For Accommodations; 4.4: Checking The Costs Of Getting Hooked; Takeaways!; SECTION 5: CHOOSING TO LIVE YOUR LIFE! ; 5.1: Choosing The Stuff You Care About!; 5.2: Doing The Stuff You Care About!; 5.3: Checking Your Fightonometer When Doing Stuff You Care About; Takeaways!; SECTION 6: GETTING UNHOOKED!; 6.1: Picturing And Naming Your Obsessions!; 6.2: Watching Your Obsessions In Front Of You; 6.3: Putting Your Obsessions-In-Action!; 6.4: Saying Your Obsessions; 6.5: Singing Your Obsessions; 6.6: Writing Down Your Obsessions; 6.7: Teasing Your Obsessions; 6.8: Scrambling Up Your Obsessions; 6.9: Refocusing Your Attention; 6.10: Hanging In There With Those Awful Feelings!; 6.11: Agreeing To Get Out Of Your Safety Country; 6.12: Messing Around With Compulsions; Takeaways!; SECTION 7: SPECIALIZED UNHOOKING SKILLS: EXPOSURE; 7.1: A Word About "Values-Guided Exposures"; 7.2: Creating Your Values-Guided Exposures Dashboard; 7.3: Using A Situation For Values-Guided Exposures; 7.4: Using Your Imagination For Values-Guided Exposures; 7.5: Using Your Body For Exposures; 7.6: Mixing Your Values-Guided Exposures Up!; Takeaways!; SECTION 8: MOVING FORWARD WITH YOUR LIFE; 8.1: Discovering "Values-Guided Exposures On-The-Go"; 8.2: Moving Forward With Your Life; 8.3: Finding An Ally!; 8.4: Treating Yourself With Kindness!; 8.5: Getting Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life; 8.6: Finding Your Choice Point In Life; THE END!; APPENDICES; Appendix 1: Choice Point Graphic; Appendix 2: Unhooking Log; Appendix 3: Values-Guided Exposure Reflecting Form; Appendix 4: Values-Guided Exposure Using Your Imagination Form; Appendix 5: Values-Guided Exposure On-The-Go Tracker!; Appendix 6: Answer Guide To Activities; FURTHER RESOURCES FROM DR. Z.; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS