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So many of us postpone pursuing our goals and dreams because we think we'll get to them later, when we have more time or feel we're worthy of them. As a result, many of us go through life feeling weighed down by daily responsibilities and our own self-doubts, entirely disconnected from a sense of real purpose.
Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and powerful mindfulness practices,Your Life on Purpose is about doing what matters to you every day instead of waiting for the perfect time to feel fulfilled and alive. With this book as your guide, you'll learn to move past daily distractions, fear of failure, and self-judgment, and zero in on the passions that connect you with your true self. You deserve to live a life of purpose, aligned with your deepest values. It's time.
With this book, you'll discover how to:
- Find and do what you are passionate about
- Keep mental obstacles, fears, and daily demands from blocking your path to fulfillment
- Find your way when values conflict
- Focus on what truly matters to make your dreams a reality
- Make a lasting impact on the world
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Product dimensions:||6.07(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Georg H. Eifert, PhD, is an internationally recognized author, scientist, speaker, and trainer in the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), an integrative approach balancing mindful acceptance, change, and compassion to foster psychological health and wellness. He is also professor emeritus of psychology at Chapman University in Orange County, CA, where he was previously department chair and associate dean of health sciences. He has won numerous awards for his research, teaching, and writing contributions. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist.
As an active developer, researcher, and practitioner of ACT and transcendental meditation (TM), Eifert is coauthor of several popular books, including the highly praised practitioner's treatment guide, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, as well as several ACT books for the public: ACT on Life Not on Anger, Your Life on Purpose, and The Anorexia Workbook. He has also authored and coauthored several books in German.
Eifert regularly gives workshops and talks around the world, teaching ACT to both the public and professionals to help people end psychological suffering and lead more fulfilling lives. His workshops have been praised as inspiring, humorous, and empowering, and are renowned for their authenticity, clarity, and practical usefulness.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 It's Your Life: If Not Now, When" 1
Chapter 2 Why Values Matter 16
Chapter 3 Pursuing Self-Growth Values 28
Chapter 4 Finding Meaning by Serving Others 47
Chapter 5 Life Purpose 73
Chapter 6 Navigating Values Conflicts 90
Chapter 7 What Are the Barriers to Living Your Values" 117
Chapter 8 Willingness with Cognitive Barriers 133
Chapter 9 Willingness with Emotional Barriers 150
Chapter 10 Willingness with Behavioral Barriers 172
Chapter 11 Living Your Life on Purpose 190