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The pioneering originator of ACT teaches us the core principles and methods of this innovative, evidence-based model of life transformation.

Have you ever tried to "think” your way out of emotional turmoil - and ended up feeling even worse? Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) emerges from a remarkable insight: that when our normal problem-solving skills are applied to painful thoughts or feelings, suffering often increases.

Dr. Steven C. Hayes, ACT's originator and codeveloper, has found this to be true in almost every area of life's struggles. "Fortunately," he begins, "we have discovered why this is, and we have developed ways of correcting it."

For more than 30 years, ACT has been used effectively to treat not only mental and behavioral health problems such as anxiety and depression, but to help support workplace success, sports performance, weight loss, and social change. ACT works by helping us to accept and learn from our emotions, to think more freely and flexibly, and to find a liberating new perspective that allows us to take action based on what matters most to us.

Here, you will join this pioneering researcher to learn firsthand about the essentials of ACT. If you're seeking to improve your life, these sessions offer an immersive way to understand this demonstrated path to greater happiness and well-being.

Highlights:

  1. Session one: "Learning to Let Life Be Your Teacher"
  2. Session two: "Examining Your Sense of Self"
  3. Session three: "Opening Up to Letting Go"
  4. Session four: "Living Within Your Yes"
  5. Session five: "Coming into the Present Moment"
  6. Session six: "Identifying Values"
  7. Session seven: "Committed Action"
  8. Session eight: "Bringing It All Together" 
©2020 Steven C. Hayes, PhD (P)2020 Sounds True

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insightful yes, but cant get through it.

Struggled to finish, infact I didn't finish. I threw the towel in, after the "2nd session". Steven Hayes is incredibly bland at reciting his work, he sounds like he himself is struggling to get out his own material. I even put the speed to 1.10 and it was still difficult to get through.

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What did you like about the book? The subject matter, the practical exercises, and the conversational style in which Dr. Hayes presented the material. Whom would I recommend this book to? Anyone wanting to expand their toolkit to better understand themselves and live a more fulfilling life. Why did I choose this rating? I found the subject matter extremely useful and helpful. Dr. Hayes gave great explanations of ACT, how and why to put it into practice, and a thorough explanation of how to continue developing the skills after concluding the course and where to find additional resources. The course is a great gift to humanity. His style in presenting the material was down to earth, very accessible. I didn’t feel lectured to but rather felt his sincere wish to help and provide useful information.

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Practical, useful and enjoyable

Steven Hayes expplains the main elements of acceptance commitment therapy in an engaging and personal way. I believe that a lot of people could benefit from the methods in this audio book.

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  • 09-15-20

Beautiful and potentially life-changing

Steven C Hayes has the most amazing voice, hr sounds so empathetic and soothing, I was thrilled to find this, especially after "The Liberated Mind" was narrated by someone else (who was actually really good, but just didn't quite have Dr Hayes's unique expressiveness). So it was a real treat to find this online course available on Audible and it's an absolute pleasure to listen to. Highly recommended for anyone seeking freedom from suffering.

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  • 12-27-20

very good

One of the best and most practicl books on psychological flexibility and mindfulness i've read