Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Relief: How to Evolve Your Relationship with Your Mind (Paperback)

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Relief: How to Evolve Your Relationship with Your Mind (Paperback)


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Find anxiety relief with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques

Whether you've just been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or you've lived with it for years, you know how pervasive the symptoms can be in your everyday life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Relief is filled with scientifically supported methods and strategies for managing your anxiety so you can mindfully accept and take action against your emotions.

With a wealth of experience treating anxiety patients using ACT, licensed clinical social worker Rachel Willimott will walk you through the six processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: cognitive defusion, acceptance, contacting the present, the observing self, values, and committed action. For each process, you'll learn the reasoning behind the method, straightforward techniques for practicing it, what others' experiences are like, misconceptions, and mindfulness exercises and journal prompts for anxiety relief.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Relief includes:
  • Anxiety 101—Learn more about anxiety disorders and the mind-body connection.
  • An intro to ACT—Explore the origins and core concepts of ACT and the benefits of using ACT to manage anxiety.
  • ACT in practice—Read case studies and the real-life experiences of patients using ACT for anxiety relief so you can see it in practice.

Take your life back with evidence-based strategies and techniques to help you achieve anxiety relief.
RACHEL WILLIMOTT, LCSW, has a private practice located in Oakland, CA, where she lives with her partner, sweet cat, and anxious dog. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work with an emphasis in mental health from the University of Southern California.
Product Details ISBN: 9781647398644
ISBN-10: 1647398649
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: December 8th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English
“I love this book! Unlike other psychology or self-help books where I feel like a stuffy professor is telling me what to do, Willimott’s voice and personality come through as a wise and compassionate guide. The structure is reader-friendly with manageable chunks of information, personally relevant examples, and helpful guided exercises that are easy to follow and digest. I highly recommend this for folks struggling with anxiety!” —Jill A. Stoddard, PhD, Author of Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance

“This book is a perfect, succinct, and down-to-earth introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for both individuals struggling with anxiety and therapists learning ACT skills. Each short chapter has a clear focus, with case examples and self-help exercises that bring the concepts to life. The author approaches the material from a personal point of view, through lived experience, devoid of excessive jargon. It’s a pragmatic book on how to live life fully, with the inevitable anxiety life brings, while breaking free from the shackles imposed by our easily-programmed minds.” —Jacqueline Pistorello, PhD, Director of Counseling Services at University of Nevada

“Living with anxiety offers you a choice. Will you let anxiety be the boss, pulling your life into smaller and smaller spaces? Or will you take charge, doing what counts even when anxiety shows up? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Relief offers a simple, easy-to-read primer on how to compassionately navigate your anxiety while maintaining your focus on what matters most. I recommend it to anyone curious about the ACT approach to anxiety, whether you struggle with worry and fear or are a professional eager to learn more—or both.” —Matthew S. Boone, LCSW, and Coauthor of Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears and Do It Anyway