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ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT Made Simple An Easy To Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Why is it so hard to be happy Why is life so difficult Why do humans suffer so much And what can we realistically do about it No matter how rewarding your job as a mental health professional you may

  • Title: ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Author: Russ Harris Steven C. Hayes
  • ISBN: 9781572247055
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why is it so hard to be happy Why is life so difficult Why do humans suffer so much And what can we realistically do about it No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy If you are looking forWhy is it so hard to be happy Why is life so difficult Why do humans suffer so much And what can we realistically do about it No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy If you are looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy ACT ACT is not just a proven effective treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and myriad other psychological issues that focuses on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change It s also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition, packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change.A practical and entertaining primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients for impressive results Inside, you ll find scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients a session by session guide to implementing ACT transcripts from therapy sessions guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises and practical tips to overcome therapy roadblocks This book aims to take the complex theory and practice of ACT and make it accessible and enjoyable for both you, the therapist, and your clients.

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    1. Quotes:Clients have a hard time shifting from a problem-solving mode into a mindful appreciation modeT assumes that (a) quality of life is primarily dependent upon mindful, values-guided action, and (b) this is possible regardless of how many symptoms you have - provided that you respond to your symptoms with mindfulnessT regards the mind as a double-edged sword. It's very useful for all sorts of purposes, but if we don't learn how to handle it effectively, it will hurt us.The aim of ACT, in lay [...]

    2. I learned about ACT during my Counseling Theories graduate level course. I felt that it was something special--at least special in how it resonated with me.Now I've read my first book on ACT and I'm more convinced that this is the theoretical orientation I will take in my career. Dr. Harris walks the novice through the basic concepts of ACT (not RFT, functional contextualism, or other philosophical concepts) using diagrams, worksheets, and sample dialogues with clients. This is a very practical [...]

    3. Amazing book to start with ACT. The whole book took me some time to finish but it was a very pleasant read. It feels like a personal conversation with Russ, a one on one course with him. ACT is an amazing kind of therapy and also in a certain sense a way of living.I feel already better prepared and have now tools, knowledge and a structure to work with. Just need to practice all I've learned!

    4. **Jump on in.**I’m a fan of ACT. I jumped on the ACT bandwagon after being introduced to it during a clinical training, and I’ve been riding it ever since. To me, the core philosophy of ACT just makes sense: be present, open up, and do what matters.I’ve read several books on ACT, and this one stands out as the most concise and usable one. In addition to distilling ACT down to its essential components, it provides clinical transcripts and worksheets galore to help you jump right in to the A [...]

    5. I found this to be an excellent, accessible primer on ACT. ACT now is recognized by the APA as having strong research support for chronic pain and modest but growing support for many other problems. Use of this approach is likely to grow, especially with books like this one by Russ Harris. The first few chapters give a clear, concise frame of reference for understanding the theory, background, and essential concepts. The layout of the book makes it easy to jump to the content you want to referen [...]

    6. This book is extremely useful as a resource if u want to try ACT but presents ACT as original and better than alternatives and I don't think I buy those presumptions. I think the emphasis on ACT as theoretically proven and scientifically confirmed (at least that's how it comes across to me) is arrogant. I think the assumption that any approach that seeks to change thoughts and feelings is not workable because "you've been trying them for years and they haven't worked" is logically flawed and whi [...]

    7. This book is written for therapists, to apply ACT in the therapeutic process with their clients. Though geared for therapists, the language is simple, and I believe anyone who wants to apply ACT to oneself would find the book helpful (though not a substitute for therapy). The book is well written, gives plenty of techniques, handouts, and tools a therapist will be able to use in therapy. As a practitioner of mindfulness based therapy, (ACT is one mindfulness based therapy) I found the book inter [...]

    8. ACT to me is a good attempt to meld the best of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the best of Mindfulness. The language is quite dry and formulaic, but a darn sight better than a lot of other books of therapeutic modalities. It is a good starting point for people with an interest in ACT. Harris also provides a number of links to resources he provides for free :) He intentionally keeps it free of didactic theory underpinning the techniques. ACT is a worthy tool for anyone working with people in a [...]

    9. Quick read and useful introduction to ACT. Each chapter has exercises to use for clients and ends with exercises to do for yourself, which makes it easy to start using ACT immediately. It's also great that you can get the handouts for free from his website, if you're a handouts kind of therapist. Highly recommend to anyone interested in therapy and particularly people that may have tried more manualized versions of ACT.

    10. The ACT primer manual. I found this book to be difficult to read because of its manual-like, broken down style of presentation. My classmates said that it was actually very helpful for their comprehension. To each their own learning style! If you want to know what ACT therapy is, quickly, start here.

    11. Great book! Very concrete instruction on how you can start incorporating ACT into your therapeutic work. Very cool to find a theoretical standpoint that I have already intuitively been using. I wanted to see a little bit more about overcoming obstacles in there, but really enjoyed this thought-provoking primer and the accompanying worksheets and resources!

    12. Superb introduction to ACT with a emphasis on introduction. Also great for already practicing practitioners for a helpful list of experiential exercises to facilitate the different processes of ACT. This is the book I recommend to my colleges who are even slightly interested in ACT (or happiness trap depending on who I'm recommending too). That said I also recommend it to you.

    13. This was a great book for getting an overview of the ACT method using mindfulness. It is great it can offer some new ways of looking at things and is not quite as invasive as the 7 point mind training or more intensive mindfulness uses.

    14. This is an amazing textbook covering the basic foundations of ACT. It was the companion book to the Introductory ACT accreditation I completed with Russ Harris in Feb of 2013 and makes the concepts and the practical use of ACT so much easier to understand.

    15. I read and reread this book for a class I took over the summer. Wonderful book, wonderful class.

    16. Borrowed this book from the library; so useful I've ordered my own copy. Easy to read and understand, and systematically laid out.

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