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Get ready to take a different perspective on your problems and your life—and the way you live it.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy. What if pain were a normal, unavoidable part of the human condition, but avoiding or trying to control painful experience were the cause of suffering and long-term problems that can devastate your quality of life? The ACT process hinges on this distinction between pain and suffering. As you work through this book, youll learn to let go of your struggle against pain, assess your values, and then commit to acting in ways that further those values.

ACT is not about fighting your pain; its about developing a willingness to embrace every experience life has to offer. Its not about resisting your emotions; its about feeling them completely and yet not turning your choices over to them. ACT offers you a path out of suffering by helping you choose to live your life based on what matters to you most. If youre struggling with anxiety, depression, or problem anger, this book can help—clinical trials suggest that ACT is very effective for a whole range of psychological problems. But this is more than a self-help book for a specific complaint—it is a revolutionary approach to living a richer and more rewarding life.

  • Learn why the very nature of human language can cause suffering
  • Escape the trap of avoidance
  • Foster willingness to accept painful experience
  • Practice mindfulness skills to achieve presence in the moment
  • Discover the things you really value most
  • Commit to living a vital, meaningful life

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.

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This book develops acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary and exciting new direction in psychotherapy, into step-by-step exercises readers can use to get relief from emotional pain. Written by ACT's founding theorist, the book offers a self-help program proven to be effective for coping with a range of problems, from anxiety to depression, eating disorders to poor self-esteem.

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Everyone wants to be happy, but somewhere along the way, they fall into “traps” that prevent them from reaching their potential, their goals, and the lives they want. In this important new book, internationally-recognized mindfulness expert Ruth Baer explores four most common psychological traps that ultimately lead to unhappiness: rumination, avoidance, emotion-driven behavior, and self-criticism, and offers real solutions for overcoming them. Inside readers will learn to transform their lives using an innovative transdiagnostic approach to managing stress, anxiety, and unhappiness so that they can live a truly satisfying life.

Synopsis:

Are you looking for a better life—one filled with true contentment and joy? Everyone wants to be happy, but somewhere along the way, we fall into “traps” that prevent us from reaching our potential, our goals, and the lives we want. Sure to be a classic in the self-help genre, Practicing Happiness utilizes a cutting-edge transdiagnostic approach at the forefront of contemporary behavioral therapy to help you break free from these psychological traps, once and for all. In this important and groundbreaking workbook, internationally-recognized mindfulness expert Ruth Baer discusses the four most common psychological traps that people get stuck in: rumination, avoidance, emotion-driven behavior, and self-criticism. To help you get past these traps, Baer provides powerful, proven-effective mindfulness strategies, exercises, and worksheets to guide you, step-by-step, to the life that you deserve.

Chapter by chapter, you will learn how to apply these mindfulness skills in everyday situations. And with practice, youll find yourself taking control of your thoughts and feelings in a new way. Instead of falling back on familiar habits, such as self-criticism, you will learn to foster an attitude of kindness and curiosity toward both yourself and the world around you. By following the exercises and tips outlined in this clear, helpful guide, you will learn to truly transform your mind—and your life!

Synopsis:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a new approach to psychotherapy that rethinks even our most basic assumptions of mental well-being. Starting with the assumption that the normal condition of human existence is suffering and struggle, ACT works by first encouraging individuals to accept their lives as they are in the here and now. This acceptance is an antidote to the problem of avoidance, which ACT views as among the greatest risk factors for unnecessary suffering and poor mental health. The process of ACT includes help for individuals to identify a set of core values, a personal set of objectives that matter to them personally. The therapy then encourages the individual to commit to behavior that furthers these values despite potentially painful emotional obstacles.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life offers a five-step plan for coping with painful emotions such as anxiety and depression. It teaches you how to learn life-enhancing behavior strategies that work to further the goals you value most. You'll learn to engage with and overcome painful thoughts and feelings with step-by-step acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques. You'll find out how to let go of control, and develop compassion and flexibility. The realization that painful feelings cannot be controlled will open you to the possibility of fully emotional living. Once present, engaged, and aware, you can begin to build new lives for yourself filled with significance and meaning. This book is not about overcoming pain or fighting emotions; it's about embracing life and feeling everything it has to offer. In this way, it offers a way out of suffering by choosing to life a life based on what matters most.

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.

About the Author

Steven C. Hayes, PhD, is University of Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of numerous books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Frame Theory, and Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life, as well as hundred of articles and book chapters on related subjects.
Spencer Xavier Smith is a freelance writer and editor based in Santa Rosa, CA.

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How much do I like this book? I have reread sections of it at least 5 times, especially the section on "willingness." I have written "brilliant" in the margin several times -- the only other book that I have done that to is "War and Peace." I depend on this book to remind me of some of the fundamental ideas and practices that help make my life work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781572244252
With:
Smith, Spencer
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
With:
Smith, Spencer
Author:
Hayes, Steven
Author:
Williams, Mark
Author:
Hayes, Steven C.
Author:
Baer, Ruth
Author:
Smith, Spencer
Subject:
Mood Disorders
Subject:
Self-acceptance
Subject:
Commitment (psychology)
Subject:
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
how to live a meaningful life, mindfulness skills, acceptance and commitment therapy, act, how to stop living inside your head, stop overthinking and start living
Subject:
Stress Management
Subject:
how to be happy, tips for happiness, ruth baer, how to reach your goals, how to fulfill your potential, mindfulness for happiness
Subject:
how to live a meaningful life, mindfulness skills, acceptance and commitment therapy, act, how to stop living inside your head, stop overthinking and start living, change your life
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
This book develops acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary and exciting new direction in psychotherapy, into step-by-step exercises readers can use to get relief from emotional pain. Written by ACT's founding theorist, the book offers a self-help program proven to be effective for coping with a range of problems, from anxiety to depression, eating disorders to poor self-esteem.
"Synopsis" by ,
Everyone wants to be happy, but somewhere along the way, they fall into “traps” that prevent them from reaching their potential, their goals, and the lives they want. In this important new book, internationally-recognized mindfulness expert Ruth Baer explores four most common psychological traps that ultimately lead to unhappiness: rumination, avoidance, emotion-driven behavior, and self-criticism, and offers real solutions for overcoming them. Inside readers will learn to transform their lives using an innovative transdiagnostic approach to managing stress, anxiety, and unhappiness so that they can live a truly satisfying life.
"Synopsis" by ,

Are you looking for a better life—one filled with true contentment and joy? Everyone wants to be happy, but somewhere along the way, we fall into “traps” that prevent us from reaching our potential, our goals, and the lives we want. Sure to be a classic in the self-help genre, Practicing Happiness utilizes a cutting-edge transdiagnostic approach at the forefront of contemporary behavioral therapy to help you break free from these psychological traps, once and for all. In this important and groundbreaking workbook, internationally-recognized mindfulness expert Ruth Baer discusses the four most common psychological traps that people get stuck in: rumination, avoidance, emotion-driven behavior, and self-criticism. To help you get past these traps, Baer provides powerful, proven-effective mindfulness strategies, exercises, and worksheets to guide you, step-by-step, to the life that you deserve.

Chapter by chapter, you will learn how to apply these mindfulness skills in everyday situations. And with practice, youll find yourself taking control of your thoughts and feelings in a new way. Instead of falling back on familiar habits, such as self-criticism, you will learn to foster an attitude of kindness and curiosity toward both yourself and the world around you. By following the exercises and tips outlined in this clear, helpful guide, you will learn to truly transform your mind—and your life!

"Synopsis" by ,

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a new approach to psychotherapy that rethinks even our most basic assumptions of mental well-being. Starting with the assumption that the normal condition of human existence is suffering and struggle, ACT works by first encouraging individuals to accept their lives as they are in the here and now. This acceptance is an antidote to the problem of avoidance, which ACT views as among the greatest risk factors for unnecessary suffering and poor mental health. The process of ACT includes help for individuals to identify a set of core values, a personal set of objectives that matter to them personally. The therapy then encourages the individual to commit to behavior that furthers these values despite potentially painful emotional obstacles.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life offers a five-step plan for coping with painful emotions such as anxiety and depression. It teaches you how to learn life-enhancing behavior strategies that work to further the goals you value most. You'll learn to engage with and overcome painful thoughts and feelings with step-by-step acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques. You'll find out how to let go of control, and develop compassion and flexibility. The realization that painful feelings cannot be controlled will open you to the possibility of fully emotional living. Once present, engaged, and aware, you can begin to build new lives for yourself filled with significance and meaning. This book is not about overcoming pain or fighting emotions; it's about embracing life and feeling everything it has to offer. In this way, it offers a way out of suffering by choosing to life a life based on what matters most.

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.

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