Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Jason Luoma PhD, Steven C. Hayes PhD, Robyn D. Walser PhD

By Jason Luoma PhD, Steven C. Hayes PhD, Robyn D. Walser PhD

Acceptance and dedication remedy (ACT) is one of the such a lot outstanding advancements in modern psychotherapy. This moment variation of the pioneering ACT skills-training handbook for clinicians presents a complete update—essential for either skilled practitioners and people new to utilizing ACT and its applications.

ACT is a proven-effective therapy for various psychological well-being concerns, together with melancholy, nervousness, pressure, addictions, consuming issues, schizophrenia, borderline character sickness, and extra. With very important revisions in keeping with new advancements in contextual behavioral technology, Learning ACT, moment Edition contains up to date workouts and references, in addition to fabric on conventional, evidence-based behavioral recommendations to be used in the ACT framework.

In this totally revised and up-to-date version of Learning ACT, you’ll locate workbook-format workouts that will help you comprehend and reap the benefits of ACT’s distinctive six strategy model—both as a device for analysis and case conceptualization, and as a foundation for structuring remedies for consumers. You’ll additionally locate up to date info on method training, new experiential workouts, an elevated specialise in useful research, and downloadable extras that come with role-played examples of the center ACT techniques in motion. by way of practising the routines during this workbook, you’ll learn the way this strong modality can increase consumers’ mental flexibility and aid them to dwell larger lives.

Whether you’re a clinician searching for in-depth education and higher remedy results for person consumers, a pupil looking a greater realizing of this strong modality, or someone attracted to contextual behavioral technology, this moment version presents a entire revision to an enormous ACT resource.

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Client: Well, I guess I’ve tried to hide it by not letting people see my hands shake. Therapist: Okay, hiding … Other things? Client: I’m sure there are others, I just can’t think of them right now. 30 Learning ACT The therapist continues to draw out as many examples as possible. Therapist: There are probably a lot more. We may come across them as we keep working and we can add them to the list then. So, here we have this pretty extensive list … One thing is clear: You’ve definitely put a lot of effort into fixing your anxiety.

The thought or emotion) on which the person is focused even more important. In technical terms, a relational context is generally also a functional context. Generally, clients are overly focused on negative private experiences. They have, in effect, narrowed their behavioral repertoire. Focusing even more attention on this area may not be maximally helpful. The job of permanently and thoroughly changing cognitive content is difficult because thoughts are historical; often automatic; and in clinical areas at least, generally well established.

Developing Willingness/Acceptance 25 THE LINK BETWEEN WILLINGNESS AND DEFUSION Willingness is particularly closely linked to cognitive defusion (see chapter 3), and some extended discussion of this link seems warranted here. Because humans tend to become fused with literal language, we often do not distinguish between the world as it is verbally conceptualized and the world that is directly experienced. The world simply occurs as it does, and we do not see that this is actually a result of a blending of direct experience and thought.

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