Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition

The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

Author: Steven C. Hayes,Kirk D. Strosahl,Kelly G. Wilson

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462528945

Category: Medical

Page: 402

View: 4926

Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT--from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques--written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide range of clinical problems. The authors describe effective, innovative ways to cultivate psychological flexibility by detecting and targeting six key processes: defusion, acceptance, attention to the present moment, self-awareness, values, and committed action. Sample therapeutic exercises and patient-therapist dialogues are integrated throughout. New to This Edition *Reflects tremendous advances in ACT clinical applications, theory building, and research. *Psychological flexibility is now the central organizing focus. *Expanded coverage of mindfulness, the therapeutic relationship, relational learning, and case formulation. *Restructured to be more clinician friendly and accessible; focuses on the moment-by-moment process of therapy.

Das Leben annehmen

so hilft die Akzeptanz- und Commitmenttherapie (ACT)

Author: Matthias Wengenroth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456845128

Category:

Page: 301

View: 3564

Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha

Heilende Wege zu Selbstakzeptanz und Lebensfreude

Author: Tara Brach

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426452251

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 685

Wie lernt man, sich so anzunehmen, wie man ist? Wie stärkt man sein Selbstwertgefühl? Tara Brach führt den Leser auf den Weg des inneren Friedens, der zeigt, wie man im eigenen Herzen Zuflucht finden kann. Die berühmte Lehrerin gibt genaue Anleitungen zu Meditation und Reflexion, so dass jeder zu einem positiven Verhältnis zu sich selbst finden kann. »Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha lädt uns ein, uns mit all unserem Schmerz, unseren Ängsten und Sorgen selbst zu umarmen und mit leichtem, doch festem Schritt den Pfad des Verständnisses und Mitgefühls zu gehen.« Thich Nhat Hanh

Wer dem Glück hinterherrennt, läuft daran vorbei

Ein Umdenkbuch

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641038227

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 1926

Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker

Und wenn alles ganz furchtbar schiefgeht?

Lernen, mit Ängsten umzugehen

Author: Troy DuFrene,Kelly G. Wilson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3873878224

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 2194

Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D. ist Privatdozent für Psychologie an der University of Mississippi. Er ist Autor mehrerer Bücher und lebt in Oxford, Ms. Troy DuFrene, auf psychologische Themen spezialisierter Sachbuchautor, lebt und arbeitet in Oakland, CA.

Depressionen überwinden für Dummies

Author: Laura L. Smith,Charles H. Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527697977

Category: Medical

Page: 351

View: 2470

Schieben Sie die dunklen Wolken beiseite und erfahren Sie neue Lebensfreude Dieses Buch hilft, wenn Ihnen alles bleischwer erscheint und Sie die Welt nur noch wie durch einen Schleier wahrnehmen. An Depressionen leiden viele Menschen, Sie sind nicht alleine. Charles Elliot und Laura Smith beschreiben Betroffenen und deren Angehörigen leicht verständlich und einfühlsam die verschiedenen Formen von Depression. Sie zeigen Ihnen mit Checklisten, Selbsttests und Übungen, was Sie tun können, um dunkle Gedanken zu überwinden. Sie erfahren, wie die traditionelle Medizin auf diesem Weg helfen kann und wo Sie professionelle Hilfe finden. Außerdem erhalten Sie Tipps, wie kleine Änderungen im Alltag Symptome lindern und Lebensfreude zurückbringen.

A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Steven C. Hayes,Kirk D. Strosahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387233673

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

View: 2485

This volume is the most practical clinical guide on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) yet available. It is designed to show how the ACT model and techniques apply to various disorders, settings, and delivery options with the goal of allowing researchers and clinicians to begin applying ACT wherever it seems to fit. The book is divided into three sections, with chapters demonstrating the effectiveness of using ACT in the treatment approach for a wide range of clinical problems. The first section describes the theory underlying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment approach and the core intervention processes that encompass ACT. The second section presents ACT as it is applied to some typical behavioral disorders encountered by mental health and substance abuse practitioners. The last section examines ACT as it is used with a variety of other populations, problems, settings, and modes of delivery. This volume will be of great value to therapists, practitioners, and students who are interested in new developments in cognitive and behavior therapy.

Der achtsame Therapeut

Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641068797

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 5876

Studien belegen, dass die Gegenwärtigkeit und Achtsamkeit des Therapeuten zentral für den Behandlungserfolg sind. Dr. med. Daniel Siegel, Autor des hochgelobten Buches »Das achtsame Gehirn«, eröffnet einen neuartigen Zugang zu therapeutischer Arbeit, der die Art und Weise, wie wir Therapie verstehen, in den kommenden Jahren revolutionieren wird. Wie Therapie Erfolg hat Wichtiges Grundlagenwerk für die therapeutische Praxis Von einem der renommiertesten Gehirnforscher weltweit

Die unbändige Seele

Author: Michael A. Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905752168

Category:

Page: 253

View: 5202

ACT Made Simple

An Easy-to-read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572247053

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

View: 1560

Explains the six ACT processes--cognitive fusion, acceptance, contact with the present moment, observing the self, discovering individual values, committed action--and how to implement them.

Mindfulness for Two

An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Approach to Mindfulness in Psychotherapy

Author: Kelly G. Wilson,Troy DuFrene

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246316

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 5707

While most applications of mindfulness to clinical psychotherapy come from the Buddhist tradition of formal meditation practice, the approach presented in this volume comes from a very different place: from author Kelly Wilson's self-confessed inability to listen and pay attention to his clients. Wilson, one of the central figures in the exciting field of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), discovered early in his career as a therapist that his attention lapsed in therapy sessions, leaving his clients telling their troubles to someone who, for all intents and purposes, wasn't even in the room. Wilson resolved to correct this problem and made a personal commitment to remain present for his clients, to "show up" to whatever they brought to their sessions, no matter how painful, awkward, or even boring. In the process of figuring out how to accomplish this, he also observed a variety of ways in which clients themselves passed in and out of contact with the present moment, with significant consequences upon the degree to which they could effect behavior change during their sessions. This book sets forth, for the first time, Wilson's analysis of mindfulness processes as a central theme in the workings of ACT and develops an experiential technology that therapists can use both to improve their effectiveness in the therapy room and to facilitate positive change in their clients.The book includes a DVD with more than five hours of QuickTime video that shows client-therapist interactions, which illustrate the techniques presented in the book -- some that feature Kelly Wilson himself working with clients. Practicing therapists will find this volume and video to be a close second to actually attending one of Wilson's highly sought-after experiential workshops.

Values Clarification in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Practical Strategies for Individual and Group Settings

Author: Howard Kirschenbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199989788

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 7166

This work meets a long-standing need in the helping professions by being the first and only comprehensive book on how counselors and psychotherapists can work with clients around values, goal-setting, decision-making and action planning. Helping clients determine their priorities, set goals, make decisions, and take action to improve their lives are common tasks for virtually all helping professionals when engaging with clients. This is the process known as "values clarification" (or "Values Clarification"). While counselors and psychotherapists widely practice values clarification-some knowingly, others unaware-they typically do so with a limited understanding of its theory, methods and various applications. This book demonstrates, with great precision, case studies, and hundreds of clinical examples, how counselors and psychotherapists in many fields can ask good clarifying questions, conduct clarifying interviews, and employ dozens of values clarification strategies with individuals, couples, families, and groups. To illustrate how values clarification can be used to explore a myriad of counseling topics, the examples throughout the text are often grouped around more specific applications for marriage and family counseling, career counseling, substance abuse and recovery counseling, geriatric counseling, grief counseling, pastoral counseling, financial counseling, school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, counselor/clinical education and supervision, health counseling, and personal growth. There are clear descriptions of what values clarification is and is not, theory and research, multicultural and diversity issues, and how counselors and therapists can handle value and moral conflicts with clients. Values clarification is compared and contrasted to other approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, including person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, reality therapy-choice theory, existential, individual psychology, solution-focused, narrative, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, appreciative inquiry, life coaching, and positive psychology.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Steven C. Hayes

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608821433

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 6860

Get ready to take a different perspective on your problems and your life—and the way you live it. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy. What if pain were a normal, unavoidable part of the human condition, but avoiding or trying to control painful experience were the cause of suffering and long-term problems that can devastate your quality of life? 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. Learn why the very nature of human language can cause suffering Escape the trap of avoidance Foster willingness to accept painful experience Practice mindfulness skills to achieve presence in the moment Discover the things you really value most Commit to living a vital, meaningful 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.

The ACT Matrix

A New Approach to Building Psychological Flexibility Across Settings and Populations

Author: Kevin L. Polk,Benjamin Schoendorff

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608829251

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1403

If you are an ACT practitioner or mental health professional, this eagerly awaited resource is an essential addition to your professional library. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been successful in treating a variety of psychological issues, such anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, and more. In contrast to other treatment options, ACT has proven extremely effective in helping clients who are “stuck” in unhealthy thought patterns by encouraging them align their values with their thoughts and actions. However, the ACT model is complex, and it’s not always easy to use. Traditionally, ACT is delivered with a focus around six core processes that are often referred to as the hexaflex: cognitive defusion, acceptance, contact with the present moment, observing the self, values, and committed action. Each of these core processes serves a specific function, but they are often made more complex than needed in both theory and in practice. So what if there was a way to simplify ACT in your sessions with clients? Edited by clinical psychologists and popular ACT workshop leaders Kevin L. Polk and Benjamin Schoendorff, The ACT Matrix fuses the six core principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) into a simplified, easy-to-apply approach that focuses on client actions and behavior as workable or unworkable, rather than good or bad. Most importantly, you’ll learn how this innovative approach can be used to deliver ACT more effectively in a variety of settings and contexts, even when clients are resistant or unmotivated to participate. This is the first book to utilize the ACT Matrix model, and it is a must-read for any ACT practitioner looking to streamline his or her therapeutic approach.

Compassion Focused Therapy

Author: Paul Gilbert,Guido Plata

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3873879352

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4007

Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders

A treatment manual

Author: Giancarlo Dimaggio,Antonella Montano,Raffaele Popolo,Giampaolo Salvatore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317591178

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

View: 4249

Patients with personality disorders need targeted treatments which are able to deal with the specific aspects of the core pathology and to tackle the challenges they present to the treatment clinicians. Such patients, however, are often difficult to engage, are prone to ruptures in the therapeutic alliance, and have difficulty adhering to a manualized treatment. Giancarlo Dimaggio, Antonella Montano, Raffaele Popolo and Giampaolo Salvatore aim to change this, and have developed a practical and systematic manual for the clinician, using Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy (MIT), and including detailed procedures for dealing with a range of personality disorders. The book is divided into two parts, Pathology, and Treatment, and provides precise instructions on how to move from the basic steps of forming an alliance, drafting a therapy contract and promoting self-reflections, to the more advanced steps of promoting change and helping the patient move toward health and adaptation. With clinical examples, summaries of therapies, and excerpts of session transcripts, Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders will be welcomed by psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals involved in the treatment of personality disorders.

Psychotherapie Ratgeber

Ein Wegweiser zur seelischen Gesundheit

Author: Hans Morschitzky

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3211336168

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

View: 8411

Jeder zweite Bürger leidet zumindest eine gewisse Zeit an einer seelischen Erkrankung. Außer einer Erkrankung, gibt es aber viele andere Gründe für eine Therapie. Insbesondere u.a. die Klärung familiärer, partnerschaftlicher und beruflicher Probleme, fachliche Unterstützung in Krisensituationen, Neuorientierung. Doch was ist Psychotherapie? Was kann ich von ihr erwarten? Welche Therapie ist für mich geeignet? Wie läuft sie ab und wie finanziere ich sie? Wie finde ich den richtigen Therapeuten (Mann oder Frau)? Der erfahrene Psychotherapeut und Autor zahlreicher populär/wissenschaftlicher Bücher, führt durch den Dschungel der Psychotherapie.

Advances in Relational Frame Theory

Research and Application

Author: Simon Dymond,Bryan Roche

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824497

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 7075

As acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) increases in popularity among clinicians, it becomes more and more vital to understand its theoretical basis, relational frame theory (RFT). RFT is a psychological theory of human language and cognition, developed by Steven C. Hayes. It focuses on how humans learn language and how language connects them to their environment. In essence, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are dependent on our experiences and the context that these experiences provide. Edited by leading relational frame theory (RFT) scholars, Simon Dymond, PhD, and Bryan Roche, PhD, Advances in Relational Frame Theory presents advances in all aspects of RFT research over the last decade, and provides a greater understanding of the core principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). The book also contains chapters written by Steven C. Hayes and Kelly Wilson, both research-active experts from the RFT community around the world. Because ACT is focused largely on accepting one’s thoughts, it is important to understand where these thoughts come from. And while many books on RFT are abstract and require extensive knowledge of behavior analysis, this is the first book to comprehensively but accessibly introduce RFT to ACT mental health professionals. Gaining a deeper knowledge of the relational concepts of RFT can help you understand why a person's behavior does not always match up with their self-professed values. Whether you are a mental health professional, or simply someone who is interested in the connection between language and experience, this book is an invaluable resource.

Sara und Seth

Roman

Author: Esther Hicks

Publisher: Ansata

ISBN: 3641190347

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

View: 3193

Die Bücher über die Abenteuer der kleinen Sara mit der weisen Eule Salomon haben ihren Weg in die Herzen vieler Leser gefunden. Das Geheimnis ihres Erfolgs: So schlicht erzählt wie Kindergeschichten, spiegeln sie doch die ganze vielschichtige Erlebniswelt der menschlichen Seele wider. Das lässt sie gerade für uns Erwachsene so reizvoll und nutzbringen werden – um das »innere Kind« in unserer eigenen Seele zu entdecken und zu heilen. Hier, im zweiten Band, findet Sara einen Freund: den aufgeweckten, rotzfrechen Seth. Er wurde vom Leben nicht gerade verwöhnt, aber er hat das Herz auf dem rechten Fleck. Durch Sara und Salomon findet auch Seth die Freude und das Glück, die unser aller Geburtsrecht sind. Der Weg dorthin ist gepflastert mit überraschenden Erkenntnissen und vielerlei Abenteuern – kurzweiliger, spannender Lesestoff voller Lebensweisheit.