The Mindfulness Acceptance Workbook For Depression

Author: Kirk D. Strosahl
ISBN: 1459611373
Size: 70.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5628
There are hundreds of books that will try to help you ''overcome'' or ''put an end to'' depression. But what if you could use your depression to change your life for the better? Your symptoms may be signals that something in your life needs to change. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is much more important than ignoring or avoiding them - approaches that only make the situation worse. This workbook uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to offer a new treatment plan for depression that will help you live a productive life by accepting your feelings instead of fruitlessly trying to avoid them. The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression will show you, step-by-step, how to stop this cycle, feel more energized, and involve yourself in pleasurable and fulfilling activities that will help you work through, rather than avoid, aspects of your life that are depressing you. Use the techniques in this book to evaluate your own depression and create a personalized treatment plan. You'll enrich your total life experience by focusing your energy not on fighting depression, but on living the life you want.

The Mindfulness Acceptance Workbook For Depression

Author: Kirk Strosahl
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572245488
Size: 73.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 803
Learning to understand the function and interpret the signal of depression may be a much more important goal than finding out how to simply make it go away. Based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book offers a new approach to coping with depression.

Essentials Of Acceptance And Commitment Therapy

Author: Sonja Batten
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242684
Size: 72.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2288
'The literature on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is vast but if you want to dig down to the essentials of ACT you've found the right volume. Nothing central is left out and nothing unnecessary is left in. Written by one of the world's experts on ACT, this book delivers. Highly recommended.' - Dr Steven C. Hayes, Foundation Professor, University of Nevada This practical, easy-to-use book introduces the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a key contextual third wave CBT approach. The book takes the reader through the therapeutic stages from start to end, showing how to use acceptance and mindfulness together with commitment and behaviour change strategies to improve mental health. This is a uniquely concise and clear introduction that does not require prior knowledge of the approach. It " puts the emphasis on practical interventions and direct applicability in real practice " avoids jargon and complex language " is full of case examples to translate the theory into practice " includes key points and questions to test readers' comprehension of the topics covered. After reading this book, readers will be able to apply basic ACT interventions for common problems, and will know if they are interested in more in-depth training in ACT. This is a must-have overview of ACT for CBT trainees on graduate level courses in the UK and worldwide. It will also be of value to practitioners on ACT workshops and short courses, as preliminary or follow-up reading.

Oxford Handbook Of Happiness

Author: Susan David
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198714629
Size: 47.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 704
A text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness. Its editors and chapter contributors are world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, education, philosophy, social policy and economics.

Your Life On Purpose

Author: Matthew McKay
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608821420
Size: 72.78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3509
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 So what are you waiting for? Start changing your life today.

Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life

Author: Steven C. Hayes
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821433
Size: 51.17 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1182
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, you’ll 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; it’s about developing a willingness to embrace every experience life has to offer. It’s not about resisting your emotions; it’s 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 you’re 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.

The Little Act Workbook

Author: Matthew Beadman
ISBN: 9781780592435
Size: 16.21 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 6785
An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an empirical, mindfulness-based approach towards managing stress, overcoming painful emotions and living an enriched, full life.

The Keys

Author: Myranda Love
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533381897
Size: 63.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6653
Author and Entrepreneur Myranda Love is so freaking happy that she decided to write a book about it. Sounds like a big ol' bowl of cherries (or bullshit, right)? Well...she hasn't always been this happy. In fact, in 2008, she fell into a serious depression and contemplated ending her own life. By applying the Keys she shares in this book, Love was able to quickly overcome depression to create a fulfilling life that she loves. Whether you're just graduating from high school or college, looking to change careers or retire young; deeply depressed, booming success, or anywhere in between, the practical life tools shared in this book can help you. The Keys is a self-help and entrepreneurial "new-work" inspirational guide for anyone looking to increase happiness, success and financial freedom in their life. Dubbed as a Guidebook for overcoming the Mid-life Blahs, the techniques shared for happiness and success in life make it a must read for anyone looking to make their way in this world. The Keys are based on the author's personal journey and real life experiences in applying techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy "ACT", an emerging self-help science based therapy, Laws of Attraction, a metaphysical and spiritual approach to life, and lessons learned from 25 years' experience in business and seven years in entrepreneurship. A few of the transformations that happened in her life since applying these Keys include: Overcoming a suicidal depression Losing fifty pounds and keeping it off for eight years Quitting smoking and releasing addictions Disarming early childhood trauma and releasing shame, guilt and painful memories Recovering independence and thriving after a co-dependent marriage Diving into entrepreneurship and founding five purpose-driven businesses Bouncing back from bankruptcy to create financial freedom Along the way she's experienced more happiness, fulfillment and meaning than she imagined possible during the hopeless days of depression. Love empowers readers to create dramatic transformations for themselves by sharing engaging personal stories and easy to follow action steps. In Part One: Unlock Your Dream Life, you'll learn how to overcome setbacks and childhood traumas, gain confidence that comes from self-acceptance, reap the benefits of mindfulness, discover your authentic "Star Self" and reveal exactly what it is you want your dream life to look like. In Part Two: Create Your Dream Life, you'll discover your life purpose (co-authored by Ryan A. Harris), ways to let it guide you in creating the life you desire, options to make money by doing what you love, how to choose happiness over success or contentment and the importance of appreciating your life and valuing your health. You'll also discover weight loss and anti-aging resources and well-being and mindset techniques to help you take action and ensure you fully enjoy your new dream life. The Keys is not a workbook, but it will teach you the secret to living a better life. It's not a health or weight-loss book, but it can help you drastically improve your health and lose weight, if that's what you need. It's not a business or money-making book, but it can open you up to new ways of creating abundance and financial freedom by becoming a purpose-driven entrepreneur. It's not a spiritual or religious book, but it can help increase the inner peace, meaning and happiness you feel by connecting with something that is bigger than you and living a life that you value. It's not a psychology textbook or therapeutic treatment, but it can help you overcome depression, release self-destructing addictions and habits, reduce anxiety and move past emotional trauma to create a fulfilling life that you love. The Keys is a Life Book. That is, it will help you in all areas of your life, if you let it. How things unfold will be up to you to discover. Go ahead, be willing to give it a read. Why not?