Synopses & Reviews
With its focus on psychological flexibility and making peace with the present moment, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a perfect fit for the treatment of stress, yet this is the first book to apply ACT to stress management. Richard Blonna's ACT-based approach to coping with stress, Stress Less, Live More, combines cutting-edge psychological techniques drawn from ACT with classic relaxation strategies such as meditation, visualization, and systematic muscle relaxation.
This comprehensive guide to stress management helps readers act in ways that reinforce their big-picture values without being distracted by day-to-day mental clutter. Readers also learn to defuse from unnecessary stressful thought traps such as the 'thoughts are reality' trap and the 'thoughts are orders' trap so that they can be simultaneously more productive and more relaxed. The book includes a useful chapter that shows readers how to assert their rights to say 'no' and 'I don't care, ' stop solving other people's problems, and demand time for themselves.