The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety Phobias and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Is anxiety and fear a problem for you Have you tried to win the war with your anxious mind and body only to end up feeling frustrated powerless and stuck If so you re not alone But there is a way

  • Title: The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Author: John P. Forsyth Georg H. Eifert
  • ISBN: 9781626253346
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is anxiety and fear a problem for you Have you tried to win the war with your anxious mind and body, only to end up feeling frustrated, powerless, and stuck If so, you re not alone But there is a way forward, a path into genuine happiness, and a way back into living the kind of life you so desperately want This workbook will help you get started on this new journey todIs anxiety and fear a problem for you Have you tried to win the war with your anxious mind and body, only to end up feeling frustrated, powerless, and stuck If so, you re not alone But there is a way forward, a path into genuine happiness, and a way back into living the kind of life you so desperately want This workbook will help you get started on this new journey today Now in its second edition, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety offers a new approach to your anxiety, fears, and your life Within its pages, you ll find a powerful and tested set of tools and strategies to help you gain freedom from fear, trauma, worry, and all the many manifestations of anxiety and fear The book offers an empowering approach to help you create the kind of life you so desperately want to live.Based on a revolutionary approach to psychological health and wellness called acceptance and commitment therapy ACT , this fully revised and updated second edition offers compelling new exercises to help you create the conditions for your own genuine happiness and peace of mind You ll learn how your mind can trap you, keeping you stuck and struggling in anxiety and fear You ll also discover ways to nurture your capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion, and use these qualities to weaken the power of anxiety and fear so that you can gain the space do what truly matters to you Now is the time.Nobody chooses anxiety And there is no healthy way to turn off anxious thoughts and feelings like a light switch But you can learn to break free from the shackles of anxiety and fear and take back your life The purpose of this workbook is to help you do just that Your life is calling on you to make that choice, and the skills in this workbook can help you make it happen You can live better, fully, and richly with or without anxiety and fear This book will show you the way.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.

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    1. This was a workbook that my daughter used in combination with other things in order to help with her anxiety. A doctor asked her to take it home and have a look at it and see if it interested her at all. I noticed right away that my daughter was reading it quite often.I decided to buy her one of her own. This way she could write in it (instead of using other paper), highlight what she wanted and so on. There was no pressure, she worked on it whenever she felt like it. She shared with me if she w [...]

    2. I was attracted to the word Mindfulness in the title, and some of the principles are there. However, the book's ACT methodology is actually hurtful, unlike any fully dedicated mindfulness or Buddhist text I've ever read about dealing with depression & anxiety. The first half of the book is determined to convincing you that your old way is wrong, ACT is the only way, and worse, there's a whole chapter that forces you to face the "costs of anxiety," guaranteed to provoke a panic attack. I myse [...]

    3. I bought this book because I'm a compulsive worrier and have some chronic low-level anxiety. Much of the first half or so of this book is information and exercises to show how all the things you've done to manage your anxiety in the past haven't worked and have made things worse. Problem for me is I haven't really done any of the types of things they describe. They profile folks who won't drive or won't go to certain places or won't get on airplanes. None of my problems are this extreme. I'm con [...]

    4. It's a fascinating re-orientation of psychology toward a Buddhist philosophy. The main idea of the book is that struggling against irrational fears causes one to justify them. By gaining some mental space between your fears and any actions you take, it is possible to live with them in peace. Very counter-intuitive to some mainstream writings, but very cool ideas.

    5. Overall decent book, but pretty repetitive. I liked a lot of the thoughts behind it for the most part though. Great concept.

    6. I have been a psychologist fo 36 years. I am also the founder of The Secular Therapy Project - seculartherapy. I read this book last year (2016) and immediately began recommending it for my clients and others. It is a true workbook. If you follow the simple exercises over a few months, I am sure you will find the practices both helpful and life changing. The research behind this is solid - no New Age or religious BS, just good basic mindfulness.

    7. I have never, ever been so excited to give something a one-star review.I read this book from start to finish because my therapist recommended it. Here's what the book says: if you just accept your anxieties instead of trying to fight them all the time, you'll feel much better!! You just need to totally zen out!!!I am not saying there's not wisdom there. BUT IT DOESN'T TAKE A WHOLE BOOK TO COMMUNICATE THAT SENTENCE! Basically, the first third of the book is just selling the book to you -- why thi [...]

    8. Buddhism-lite pop-psychology for straight people. A useful introduction for people whose only reality is rigid dualism where dark feelings/passions/thoughts/actions/events are projected onto the Devil and then mercilessly smote.My interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) led me to this workbook which seems to be Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) updated with the latest buzzword, mindfulness. I appreciate this read for getting me inside the mind-set of Creationists and Trump supporter [...]

    9. Good book that helps you deal with anxiety and panic. Many exercises and techniques to help ease and understand your anxiety and it just might help you in many other areas of your life. Also included, are printable exercise sheets that come in quite handy, downloadable from the publishers website. Very nice touch. I received this book as a Giveaway.

    10. I really like using ACT with clients and I think some of the worksheets and meditations provided in this workbook will be useful. That said, I find the use of acronyms overwhelming, and aside from one take away, I feel they are widely abused and corny (WAC).

    11. I used this book in my weekly therapy sessions and it was extremely helpful. It's a completely different approach to anxiety that simply MAKES SENSE! I highly recommend finding a therapist who is familiar with Acceptance Commitment Therapy and using this book if you struggle with anxiety.

    12. So far, so good. I am only just starting this book, and already it is helping me. I have been fighting and trying to change anxious behavior since I was a child and nothing has helped much. This makes more sense to me. Make peace with it and carry on. It rather reminds me of the children's book, 'Theres a Monster in My Closet'. But this comes with useful tools to help you integrate a new way of thinking about your worries, anxieties and fears into your daily life. I will do a full review when I [...]

    13. Ugh! What can I say? A whole workbook that is basically about mindfulness, which I have never been able to "get". In a nutshell, the book tells you to accept your anxiety, depression, whatever, and continue to live a good life according to your values. That's it. Noally. If this type of thing works for you, then great. It really didn't help me.

    14. This book is helping me change my thoughts and judgements and reactions to anxiety. It has been great so far.

    15. Very repetitive. The ideas are nice, but if you are familiar with mindfulness, you don't really need this.

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