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Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life Audiobook

Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

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Publisher's Summary

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life introduces Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a new approach to psychotherapy that reevaluates our most basic assumptions about mental health, and details how ACT can help you to embrace life and everything it has to offer.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2005 Steven C. Hayes and Spencer Smith (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"If you're tired of standard psychological parlance and still frustrated with your quality of life, this book can be a godsend." (Martha Beck, columnist for O Magazine)

"Trying to 'change' negative thoughts through cognitive gymnastics is like trying to win a war single-handedly. Why waste a life trying the impossible? In Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, advocate Dr. Steven Hayes escorts the mildly depressed, angry, and anxiety prone through a new approach to handling suffering - universal human suffering caused by language's illusions. Rather than fighting off bad thoughts and feelings with internal pep talks, Hayes beautifully explains how to embrace those pessimistic and foreboding mental voices (much like welcoming home one's cranky, play-worn children), 'defuse' them with respectful attention, and commit to leading a purposeful life that includes their occasional ranting." (Amazon.com review)

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    "Outstanding!"

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It was surprising and refreshing to see a clinical approach to spiritual traditions. The book is very well written and uses great illustrations and analogies to help deepen the understanding. It really resonated with me and has already helped me make dramatic helpful changes in my life (with practice - not just by reading it). Read this book and practice the well designed exercises. I'm going to read it again and again!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Arild 07-20-16
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    "A great book for anyone with a word machine"

    This is very interesting and will probably help millions of people. As a therapist I find this book very usefull, for myself and my clients. A great supplement to traditional cbt, with many good examples and explanations. ACT can be like a Matrix experience for some people. This book is serious written with humor in a caring way.

    Love is not every thing, its the only thing. -Steven Hayes, 2016

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Lemieux 12-01-15
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    "Love the content, not the lady's voice"
    Where does Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Would rather hear Steven's voice. It is great, and it's weird to hear his writing in a "happy" lady's voice. Her sing-song way to talking seems inappropriate for the content and makes me not want to listen. Although I love the content.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    dave 03-26-15
    dave 03-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I am a clinical social worker / therapist. A/A+"

    I love the way it's written. The author practices like he preaches. The book is written in a methodical and intriguing fashion yet, with an incredibly high possibility for reader comprehension.. Can't wait to become "willing with mine and my clients" anxiety. " really cool book!

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    "Get this book"

    It will help you see what is happening with you, and what to do. I am grateful for it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aunk 10-09-15
    Aunk 10-09-15

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    "This Puts the "Psych" back in Psychology"

    ACT is a remarkable 3ed Wave Western Psychology CBT offshoot tool that is most promising in its ability to help individuals help themselves. I have seen it work which is what got me to read this book.

    Psych is the spirit, ology is the study of. I.e. The study of the Spirit.

    Astro-Psychology is the first complete system of "psychology in recorded history c.4,000BCE found on the walls in Classical African Civilization, Kemet (ancient Egypt). Books like Metu Neter Vol 1 by Dr. Ra Un Nefer Amen or Doublespeak in Black and White by me point this out. And demonstrate that what I call Astro-Psychology is a value based Spirit inclusive psychology. Hays' work reaches some of this original understanding in the human family by somewhat different means (RFT) but it is good to see the Spirit (The observer self) put back into psychology.

    I recommend it along with Change your Brain Change your life by Dr. Amen which, addresses some of the functional biology underlying Hays' mental conceptual focus.

    Note: Astro-Psychology (cosmologics) includes both the functional and conceptual in a comprehensive universal hierarchical arrangement.

    Finally back to modern times, I have downloaded both CBT and ACT IPhone apps 😇 and look forward to continuing my comparative psychology studies utilizing ancient (🔺🔺🔺TOL) 🙏🏿 and modern tools👀.

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    josh stark 08-23-16
    josh stark 08-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not good deleted from my devices immediately"

    Depressing to listen to
    Wish they had these audibles:
    The Happiness Trap, Acceptance and Commitment - second edition
    The Mindfulness and acceptance workbook for anxiety

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Narrator sounds like a robot"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really can't imagine that anyone would be able to put up with the robotic narration. Read the print book if you can.


    What could Spencer Smith and Steven C. Hayes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't think there is anything wrong with the book. It came highly recommended to me but due to visual problems I decided to download the audio version. It's a shame that the author's work has been let down by the narrator.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Boehmer?

    Anyone !


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life?

    Didn't listen to enough of it to find out. Gave up early on due to the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be requesting a credit refund for this.

    4 of 14 people found this review helpful

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