The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety

Author: John P. Forsyth
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626253360
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

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 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, more fully, and more richly with or without anxiety and fear. This book will show you the way. -- Recent studies support for the effectiveness of ACT-based self-help workbooks as a low-cost treatment for people experiencing anxiety. (Ritzert, T., Forsyth, J. P., Berghoff, C. R., Boswell, J., & Eifert, G. H. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of ACT for anxiety disorders in a self-help context: Outcomes from a randomized wait-list controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 47, 431-572.) 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 Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness

Author: Jan E. Fleming
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608820825
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Self-Help

Shyness is a common problem that comes with a high price. If you suffer from shyness or social anxiety you might avoid social situations and may have trouble connecting with others due to an extreme fear of humiliation, rejection, and judgment. As a shy person, you may also experience panic attacks that make it even more likely that you’ll avoid social situations. With The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness, the authors’ acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) program for overcoming shyness has become available to the public for the first time. This program has been found to be highly effective in research studies for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and related subclinical levels of shyness. In the first section, you will confront performance fears, test anxiety, shy bladder, and interpersonal fears—fundamental symptoms of social anxiety. The second part helps you learn psychological flexibility to improve your ability to accept the feelings, thoughts, and behavior that may arise as you learn to work past your anxiety. By keeping your values front and center, you will gradually learn to move beyond your fears and toward greater social confidence.

Your Life on Purpose

Author: Matthew McKay
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821426
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Self-Help

So many of us postpone pursuing our goals and dreams because we think we'll get to them later, when we have more time or feel we're worthy of them. As a result, many of us go through life feeling weighed down by daily responsibilities and our own self-doubts, entirely disconnected from a sense of real purpose. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and powerful mindfulness practices,Your Life on Purpose is about doing what matters to you every day instead of waiting for the perfect time to feel fulfilled and alive. With this book as your guide, you'll learn to move past daily distractions, fear of failure, and self-judgment, and zero in on the passions that connect you with your true self. You deserve to live a life of purpose, aligned with your deepest values. It's time. With this book, you'll discover how to: • Find and do what you are passionate about • Keep mental obstacles, fears, and daily demands from blocking your path to fulfillment • Find your way when values conflict • Focus on what truly matters to make your dreams a reality • Make a lasting impact on the world So what are you waiting for? Start changing your life today.

ACT on Life Not on Anger

Author: Georg H. Eifert
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608829910
Release Date: 2006-03-03
Genre: Self-Help

Drop the Rope in Your Tug-of-War with Anger If you've tried to control problem anger before with little success, this book offers you a fundamentally new approach and new hope. Instead of struggling even harder to manage or eliminate your anger, you can stop anger feelings from determining who you are and how you live your life. Based on a revolutionary psychological approach called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the techniques in ACT on Life Not on Anger can help you let go of anger and start living your life to the fullest. Your path begins as you learn to accept your angry feelings as they occur, without judging or trying to manage them. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, you'll discover how to observe your feelings of anger without acting on them. Value-identification exercises help you figure out what truly matters to you so that you can commit to short- and long-term goals that turn your values into reality. In the process, anger will lose power over your life-and, amazingly, you'll gain control over your life by simply letting go of your angry feelings.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Author: Georg H. Eifert
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572244276
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Psychology

A Revolutionary Approach to Treating Anxiety Disorders This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods into a powerful and effective anxiety treatment approach. It offers strategies that work to remove barriers to change and foster meaningful movement forward. Theoretical information in the book is supported by detailed examples of individual therapy sessions, worksheets, and experiential exercises-as well as new assessment measures that make learning and teaching these techniques easy and engaging. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes easily reproducible electronic versions of these materials.

Gesund durch Meditation

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook
ISBN: 9783426421383
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mit dieser vollkommen überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Neuausgabe der beliebten Kurzfassung des MBSR-Klassikers wird eine Erfolgsgeschichte fortgesetzt. MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) ist ein wissenschaftlich geprüftes Achtsamkeitstraining bestehend aus Meditationen, Atem- und Yogaübungen. Die Methode wird auch im deutschsprachigen Raum immer erfolgreicher, was die ständige steigende Anzahl von angebotenen Kursen zeigt. Diese Taschenbuch-Ausgabe bietet den optimalen Einstieg für alle, die sich mit der MBSR-Methode befassen wollen.

Meditation f r Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 3527702806
Release Date: 2007-01-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sie hetzen von einem Termin zum nächsten, kommen nie zur Ruhe und wissen gar nicht mehr, was Erholung, innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit sind? Versuchen Sie es mit Meditation! Dafür müssen sie keineswegs zum einsamen Mönch werden, denn Meditation lässt sich auch in Ihren Alltag integrieren. Lassen Sie sich von Stephan Bodian auf diesem Weg begleiten! Er zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie durch einfache Meditationen Energie und Kraft tanken und auch wie Sie als erfahrener Meditierender mit speziellen Problemsituationen umgehen. Starten Sie Schritt für Schritt eine Reise in Ihr Inneres und finden Sie so zu mehr Ausgeglichenheit und Lebensfreude!

ACT bei Angstst rungen

Author: Georg H. Eifert
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 9783844427295
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Psychology

Das Manual beschreibt ein empirisch überprüftes und klinisch bewährtes Programm zur Behandlung von Angststörungen mithilfe der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Das therapeutische Vorgehen hat sich insbesondere auch beim Einsatz bei schwierigen und therapieresistenten Patienten als erfolgreich erwiesen. Nach einer kurzen Einführung in den ACT-Ansatz und dessen Anwendung bei Patienten mit Angststörungen, werden die acht Sitzungen des Behandlungsprogrammes strukturiert und praxisorientiert beschrieben. Ziel ist es, Patienten darin zu unterstützen, das Kämpfen und Ringen mit ihren Ängsten und Sorgen aufzugeben und sie zu ermutigen, sich stattdessen darauf zu konzentrieren, was langfristig zählt und wirklich wichtig für ein erfülltes Leben ist. Es geht darum, den Fokus von der Angstbewältigung hin zu dem zu lenken, was die Patienten in ihrem Leben in den Mittelpunkt stellen möchten. Die erlernten Prinzipien und Strategien des ACT-Ansatzes können Patienten auch dazu nutzen, mit anderen schwierigen Emotionen, wie z.B. Traurigkeit, Einsamkeit, traumatischen Erinnerungen und Ärger, akzeptierender, flexibler und sanfter umzugehen. Das konkrete Vorgehen in der Therapie wird anhand zahlreicher Übungen und Beispiele anschaulich dargestellt. Die auf der beiliegenden DVD zur Verfügung gestellten Arbeitsblätter und Audiodateien erleichtern die klinische Arbeit und Umsetzung der Übungen im Alltag. Das Manual beschreibt ein empirisch überprüftes und klinisch bewährtes Programm zur Behandlung von Angststörungen mithilfe der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT).

Intuitiv abnehmen

Author: Elyse Resch
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641104450
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Genre: Cooking

Intuitiv schlank und schön! Schluss mit dem Diätwahn und zurück zu einem natürlichen Körpergefühl und Essgenuss ohne schlechtes Gewissen – diese Botschaft vermitteln die beiden Autorinnen in ihrem Buch „Intuitiv Abnehmen“. Denn wer bewusst und ohne Schuldgefühle isst und auf seinen Körper hört, der wird lernen seinen Körper zu akzeptieren. So fällt es ganz leicht, stressfrei und auf natürliche Weise abzunehmen.

Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben

Author: Patrizia Collard
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641190293
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Self-Help

Wie schön wäre es, einfach ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. Das endlose Gedankenkarussell für einen Moment anzuhalten und der Hektik des Alltags zu entkommen. Dafür müssen Sie nicht stundenlang auf dem Meditationskissen sitzen: Die einfachen Achtsamkeitsübungen in diesem Buch führen Sie in Minutenschnelle zu innerer Klarheit, Gelassenheit und Ruhe. Probieren Sie es aus – gönnen Sie sich kleine Auszeiten, die den Tag entschleunigen und den Kopf freimachen.