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

Narrated by:
Paul Boehmer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2011
10 hours 30 minutes
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 matters 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 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 live a life based on what matters most.
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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.

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Teresa P.

This is a very helpful perspective

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