Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life–PDF – Owl and PorcupineWe have used or are using the book as part of our protocols in four scientific studies. The book is very flexible -- you can fit it to almost any issue, so these studies are in several different areas. In that study everyone in the ACT condition got a 6 hour workshop on ACT not really focused on weight — but focused on doing what you value and learning to sit with difficult thoughts and feelings that get in the way. And everyone in the ACT condition also got the book. When we then asked at the follow up if people used the book we divided up the groups into those who used it very little and those who used it regularly and carefully. We compared that last group the readers and regular users to people in the ACT condition who got the workshop but did not use the book much.
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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.
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This is an activity singular to Homo sapiens. And it is the basis for our angst and all other manner of suffering. Indeed, the authors state, we are not broken. We have thinking problems. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life is a how-to manual for training the mind to move forward instead of using it to torture ourselves. The studies and references noted in the introduction and the back of the book will assure you that this approach is not only getting wide attention, but actually has demonstrable, positive results.
This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. If expert assistance or counseling is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Ciarrochi, Louise L. Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. One of the best ways to develop your knowledge about life is to take a peek at the battles other people face. What are they going through?