By Steven C. Hayes, with Spencer Smith
Written by the pioneer of a revolutionary new psychotherapy that challenges our basic assumptions about mental wellness, this book shows how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can have a signifcant impact on various mental disorders.
ACT, an unconditional acceptance paired with a commitment to act in accordance with personal values, forms the basis of this powerful, exciting new approach.
This book offers a five-step plan for coping with painful emotions such as anxiety and depression. It teaches readers life-enhancing strategies that work to further the goals they value most.
They learn to engage with painful thoughts and feelings through acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques. Once present and engaged, readers begin to build new lives filled with significance and meaning.
224 pages. Softcover. November 2005.