Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate
Letting Go of the Struggle with What You See in the Mirror Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
By Troy DuFrene and Emily K. Sandoz
The first workbook to apply powerful acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) principles to the treatment of body image dissatisfaction.
It's no secret that body image dissatisfaction has reached epidemic levels, but what's less often understood is the effect that these unhealthy views about one's body can have on a person's overall mental health, body image problems are often at the root of social anxiety .
This book takes a unique approach to addressing readers' struggles with their body image, as readers will not find the typical soothing arguments that their perceptions are wrong, and that their thoughts are irrational. Instead, readers learn to live with the reality that these often painful thoughts and beliefs about themselves will arise from time to time, and discover new ways of managing these thoughts without allowing them to dominate their lives.
The assessments within, help readers to realize what body image difficulties have cost them and encourages them to choose a purpose for life that is more important. The book also includes a companion CD with guided audio mindfulness meditations and printable worksheets.
Emily K. Sandoz, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and behaviour analyst who specialize in treating clients using acceptance and commitment therapy. She received her doctorate from the University of Mississippi, and she lives and works in New Orleans, LA.
Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, is on the faculty of the Psychology Department at the University of Mississippi. He is co-author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change, Terapia de Aceptión y Compromiso: Un Tratamiento Conductual Centrado en los Valores, Acceptance andCommitment Therapy for Chronic Pain, as well as over 45 articles and chapters on related basic and applied issues.
His work includes the investigation of acceptance, mindfulness, and values-oriented strategies in the treatment of an variety of problems in living as well as in the basic behavioural science underlying therapeutic change. A complete listing of publications and other academic activities can be found in Wilson's vita on his academic website.
Troy DuFrene is a writer who specializes in psychology. He is co-author of Coping with OCD, Mindfulness for Two, and Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong. He divides his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Austin, TX.
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20 Mar 2014
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