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Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Stephen C Hayes and others published Get out of Your Mind and into Your Life. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens is a workbook that provides you with essential skills for Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. Have not added any pdf format description on get out of your mind and into your life. You can see his personal site at and find him on twitter where he tweets.
The ACT process hinges on this distinction between pain and suffering. As you work through this book, you'll learn to let go of your struggle against pain, assess your values, and then commit to acting in ways that further those values. ACT is not about fighting your pain; it's about developing a willingness to embrace every experience life has to offer. It's not about resisting your emotions; it's about feeling them completely and yet not turning your choices over to them.
ACT offers you a path out of suffering by helping you choose to live your life based on what matters to you most. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or problem anger, this book can help—clinical trials suggest that ACT is very effective for a whole range of psychological problems. But this is more than a self-help book for a specific complaint—it is a revolutionary approach to living a richer and more rewarding life.
This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy CBT principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties.
Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives. At a 3 month follow up all of these effects were larger -- mostly medium to large. At the process level changes were found in mindfulness, acceptance, and psychological flexibility and these post changes mediated follow up outcomes.
Takashi Muto has done much the same thing with a Japanese translation of the book -- applying it to college students from Japan who are adjusting to life in the US.
It is still underway but at post the effects are very good. Anyway, let me just say this: there are a lot of books out there that say they will help you.
It is one thing to say that. It is another to put a book on the line and see, objectively, how it works in controlled studies. So far the results coming in are very supportive. BUT How do we get everyone who downloads it to read it carefully and to do the exercises?
It seems to take that to make a real difference. But probably a third of the folks who download it will get bogged down and some will just abandon the book. That really distresses me, since I know some of those people are suffering and could be helped if they gave the book a chance.
I thought some of the early writing - even though they set out to write in lay terms - was opaque to read for whatever reason.
I think it was stylistic - it might just be me - but that's how I felt. That being said - I really loved the chapters on values. I found it inspiring and got some stuff out of if that I will certainly use - both personally and professionally. I'd say if your interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - for yourself or for clients - this is a good book to have to pick and choose from - find what works for you - which I'm sure Steven Hayes would agree with: Apr 15, Claire Lehmann rated it liked it.
Sep 10, Hamster rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Hamster by: Proffesor at Brigham Young University. Yes, as is the case with most creative geniuses i. This book seems way ahead of its time. It teaches you to just stop caring about stuff you can't change. Imagine that If you're confused now, wait until you read the book.
I think I need to hire a psychologist to explain it to me. I've been reading it a lot less lately Although the principals are revolutionary and Yes, as is the case with most creative geniuses i. Although the principals are revolutionary and life changing, I'm needing the book less.
I still plan on finishing, but it may be a few years. Jan 10, Jeremy rated it liked it Shelves: The appendix includes a note to scientists explaining that the authors dumbed down many of the Relational Frame Theory RFT concepts for the sake of the general public, and they did, but still there is much in here that goes way beyond what an average self-help consumer will push through. Will you feel what you feel when you feel it? This is a yes or no question.
It can be answered in only two ways: Thus, you can measure suffering by the amount of the bad pain. What can I actually do to create a more valued life from here? Right or alive and vital?
Conceptualized self, 2. Self as ongoing process of self-awareness, 3. What is downloading that thought in the service of? What value does it comport with?
Being right? Never failing? Never being vulnerable? Is that what you want your life to be about? If not, take responsibility even for your mind chattering on about what a failure you are.
Feel the pain. Learn from it. Then move on. When people step into something they want to get out of, be it a briar patch or a mud puddle, This is not so with quicksand. Meanwhile, living your life is pushed to the side.
Vitality and engagement in your life does not require you to eliminate your pain first. It requires quite the opposite: What do you want your life to be about? Life is also many other things. Ultimately your life is what you choose to make it. When the word machine dominates, life works one way.
When the verbal evaluative side of you is but one source of input, life works differently. The choice here is not about whether or not to have pain. It is whether or not to live a valued, meaningful life. Jan 05, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: ACT is a powerful therapy. I recommend this book to anyone who has experienced episodes of depression or anxiety.
The book held one distraction for me - it kept justifying it's own existence and assuming skepticism on the part of the reader.
Maybe that's well-founded in many cases, but I thought it was unhelpful. Oct 18, John rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This is a slow, slow read, with too many exercies that do not lead you very far into understaning the authors aims. The book meanders, is excessively long, and all of what is said could fit into a smaller, better edited work. I kept thinking as I read--what is the point. Didn't finish this one.
Had some interesting Ideas, but I didn't agree with how they leave things. Jan 14, Fr.
Ted rated it liked it. This book came highly recommended to me and I wanted to read it to evaluate it for possibly recommending it to others. The book though really is a self help workbook, and is not meant to read theoretically but rather is meant to be used to help individuals put into practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT. It is a method of dealing with psychological pain and suffering which relies on meditation and mindfulness.
Might be best for someone already in therapy who has a desire to do a little This book came highly recommended to me and I wanted to read it to evaluate it for possibly recommending it to others. Might be best for someone already in therapy who has a desire to do a little more for themselves in terms of dealing with things like social anxiety disorders and depression. Not being in therapy and not feeling oppressed by some of these types of problems, I wasn't able to evaluate the effectiveness of the method.
The book is definitely hands on and is meant to be worked, not read for theory. May 14, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed learning a little about this theory of change and psychotherapy. I look forward to learning a little more about the approach. The writing was a little difficult at times, but the ideas seem solid to me.
Jan 05, Sally rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A very helpful book for those wishing to take charge of their lives and not be controled by their undesirable feelings, thoughts, etc. Combines Eastern wisdom and behaviorist psychology for a very effective combination. Aug 20, Bonnie rated it it was ok.
I stopped reading this because it was hokey and not helpful. Nov 07, Callie Di Nello rated it did not like it. As fascinated as I am by ACT, from a professional and personal perspective, I found this just too difficult to plough through.
A shame as I am sure it would be of great benefit! Feb 03, Melissa H. Great primer on ACT.
Feb 10, Marc rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the best and most useful "self help" books I've encountered. A bit of this, a bit of that. Highly recommended. Jun 19, Jason C rated it it was amazing.