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Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Steven C. Hayes, Spencer Smith

Narrated By: Paul Boehmer

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2011

Duration: 12 hours 49 minutes

Summary:

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 & 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 th

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  • John starkey

    I found this to be an helpful book for normal day to day struggles. For me, It teaches a lot about how anxiety from things like work and life can be controlled. Some of the material in this book are things I recall hearing growing up. So there is an old school feeling that I have confidence in. Many positive results happen pretty much right away, enjoy.