Break Free: Acceptance And Commitment Therapy In 3 Steps: A Workbook For Overcoming Self-doubt And Embracing Life by Tanya J. PetersonBreak Free: Acceptance And Commitment Therapy In 3 Steps: A Workbook For Overcoming Self-doubt And Embracing Life by Tanya J. Peterson

Break Free: Acceptance And Commitment Therapy In 3 Steps: A Workbook For Overcoming Self-doubt And…

byTanya J. PetersonForeword byShawn E. Verdin

Paperback | December 13, 2016

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If you want to do more in your life than tread water, run from problems, and just exist-let the simple, accessible tools provided inAcceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Stepsshow you how living a meaningful, purposeful life is as simple as A - C - T.

I've tried self-help books, but they didn't help me feel happy... I've made progress in the past, but it didn't last... I try to get rid of the negative stuff my mind comes up with, and I'm tired of having my efforts fail...If you relate to any of these common experiences, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also referred to as ACT, may significantly improve the quality and direction of your life.

The Mayo Clinic and National Institute of Mental Health have recognized Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an effective mode of therapy for working through particularly stubborn or troubling emotional difficulties. Certified counselor Tanya J. Peterson applies the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with her clients who feel emotionally stuck. She has also used ACT personally to work through a personal tragedy that left her struggling with residual limitations.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps: A Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt and Embracing Lifeis both a complete resource for understanding ACT and a collection of exercises to help you apply the principles of ACT in your own life. This book is an accessible, every-person's guide for building your personal set of practical ACT skills and moving towards a life lived in harmony with your personal values.

  • ACT 101 -This easy-to-use book begins with examples of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in practice, then pairs the main pathologies and principles into 3 steps, and finally, explores each of them in 3 step-specific chapters. The six pathologies of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy include: Fusion, Avoidance, Lost Values, Attachment to Self, Uncertain Values, and Unworkable Action.

  • PRACTICE MAKES PROGESS -Guided writing exercise and visualizations can be done once, or multiple times as you move through various life challenges by applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

  • LIVE IN THE MOMENT -Mindfulness practice plays a big role in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Learn how to connect to the present moment and stay in that moment to disentangle yourself from the confusing web of thoughts and emotions, and get in touch with what's going on around you.

With this accessible guide and workbook for everyday life, you will quickly and easily learn and apply ACT, without all the theoretical assumptions and jargon. By choosingAcceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Stepsyou're on the path to a mindful, high-quality life.

TANYA J. PETERSON, MS, NCC, is a Nationally Certified Counselor who writes extensively about mental health for various online and print outlets including as a regular contributor to the mental health website where she pens a weekly column,Anxiety-Schmanxiety, and the popular blog,The Mighty. She is also the author of f...
Title:Break Free: Acceptance And Commitment Therapy In 3 Steps: A Workbook For Overcoming Self-doubt And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 13, 2016Publisher:Callisto MediaLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Introduction to ACT I bought this workbook about a month ago. The principles of ACT are explained simply. Personally, unable to relate to the examples (my life is complicated by long term mental illness), but I understood how they relate to ACT.
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Editorial Reviews

Finally, a workbook that brings Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to clinicians and clients alike. Readers will appreciate Peterson's entertaining stories and exercises as she renders ACT accessible, gently walking them into more meaningful lives.—J. Michael Atwater, PhD, APA-CPPTanya Peterson's impressive account of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), provides practical strategies and exercises for taking mindfulness-based, values-directed behavioral ACT therapeutic processes into your own hands. Its breadth and scope, the variety of resources shared, and the compelling stories will provoke readers to live life with meaning, purpose, and passion, and to ultimately break free from mental captivity with ACT.—Katelyn Romsa, EdD, Counselor Educator and Supervisor, South Dakota State University Tanya Peterson reveals how she has used ACT to better her life after a tragic accident and the lives of her clients. [Her] workbook is simple to understand and easy to implement. This workbook is a highly recommended resource. —Aleks George Srbinoski, author of Maximum Mental Health and Founder of"Ms. Peterson has described a current and powerful theory and masterfully used its concepts to create a workbook that someone can easily utilize to enhance their lives. As you move through each chapter, you'll come to understand that that not only are you okay as a person, but also that you are a competent, appealing person who is in the process of writing the powerful narrative of your own life! As a person, teacher, and mental health professional, I will definitely use and recommend this book to others without hesitation." -Dr. Hande Sensoy-Briddick, PhD, Associate Professor and Coordinator of School Counseling Specialty, South Dakota State University