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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change by Steven C. Hayes
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.
ACT Immersion is now closed. Sign up below to join the waitlist. Through several real-play therapy sessions, clinical tapes and exercises, Dr. Hayes demonstrates first-hand how to skillfully apply ACT with clients. Course enrollment is now closed.
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Acceptance and commitment therapy ACT , typically pronounced as the word "act" is a form of counseling and a branch of clinical behavior analysis. The approach was originally called comprehensive distancing. Hayes developed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in in order to create a mixed approach which integrates both cognitive and behavioral therapy. The objective of ACT is not elimination of difficult feelings; rather, it is to be present with what life brings us and to "move toward valued behavior". Its therapeutic effect is a positive spiral where feeling better leads to a better understanding of the truth.