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ACT Made Simple

An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

By Russ Harris

  • Paperback
  • £29.99

A practical and easy-to-use primer, ideal for newcomers and experienced professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six core processes of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more.

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're 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). With a focus on mindfulness, client values and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD) and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition - packed full of exciting new tools, techniques and strategies for
promoting profound behavioural change. A practical 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 therapists and clients.

Biographical Notes

Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, and world-renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer. He has trained over 27,000 practitioners in ACT and authored nine books, including ACT Made Simple, ACT with Love, The Reality Slap and the international bestseller, The Happiness Trap (now translated into thirty languages).

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781684033010
  • Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: New Harbinger
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