By Georg H. Eifert PhD, John P. Forsyth PhD, Steven C. Hayes PhD

This is the 1st step by step specialist publication that teaches therapists how one can practice and combine popularity and mindfulness-based remedy for nervousness issues of their perform by means of featuring attractiveness and dedication treatment innovations, rules, and strategies.

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These are simply meant to be starting points. We expect that you will alter and adapt them to your clients’ specific needs. You will probably also create new ones along the way. This is all fine and desirable as long as you target the critical processes that underlie disordered anxiety. It is for this reason that we consider it essential to read and learn about these processes in part 2 first before moving to the treatment guidelines in part 3 and attempting to apply any of the techniques we describe.

Now, they expect therapists to provide them with new, “better,” gold-plated strategies to do essentially more of the same, hoping that such strategies will be more workable than those they have tried in the past. As we will suggest, this mastery and control agenda is unnecessary and may even be counterproductive. Thoughts and emotions need not be managed to live a valued and meaningful life. Human experience tells us as much. Management and control of our internal private world is not a necessary prerequisite for living a meaningful life.

Focusing on the broad area of anxiety disorders, it does a superb job demonstrating how acceptance and commitment therapy can be applied to specific disorders. ” —Rainer F. Sonntag, MD, psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice in Olpe, Germany “Eifert and Forsyth are interpreters rather than the creators of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). So when they explain its value for the treatment of anxiety, they ground their commitment to this approach in their own extensive clinical and research experience in anxiety disorders, not in uncritical acceptance.

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