Accept your thoughts, start living your life with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Thoughts are simply a normal part of being human, but we’ve all had them disrupt our lives. Reclaim Your Life teaches you to accept and manage your thoughts with evidence-based principles and strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Discover ways to increase your flexibility in thinking, get some distance from your thoughts, and work toward a life full of values and purpose.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps you get a handle on your emotions and find more adaptive responses from difficulties like panic attacks and low self-esteem. When strategies like labeling, visualizing, chatting with your mind, and others are implemented, they bring a positive change in your life.
This book about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy includes:
• The program—Apply the six core processes to each week and then bring them all together during the seventh and final week.
• Broad array of issues—Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can help with mental health issues like obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
• Hands-on—Use the six chapter lessons, worksheets, and exercises to learn each step of the process.
“We needed this book—it's awesome! Dr. Gustafson presents ACT in a linear, accessible way that will help so many more people understand and use this approach. . . . The formatting of this book is delightful and easy to read. This is a much-needed additional resource for those who want to learn, practice, or communicate about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.”
—Dr. Chandler S. Chang, licensed psychologist, founder of Golden Hour Therapy and Therapy Lab
“This is a comprehensive and digestible guide to changing your life in as little as seven weeks! A must read for anyone looking for practical ways to better their current circumstances.”
—Meredith Kalies, Psy.D, licensed clinical psychologist.
“From reading this book, it is clear that Dr. Gustafson carries the spirit of ACT! This book on ACT is clear and easy to understand for individuals looking to advance life through any circumstance. It provides specific steps and encourages valued action in order lead a life with purpose in just 7 weeks!”
—Nina Polyné, PsyD, behavioral health staff psychologist
About the Author:
DR. CARISSA GUSTAFSON, PSYD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Los Angeles, CA and an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, specializing in third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) like acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Her mission is to help people learn how to relate to their distress with a sense of acceptance and compassion. For more information, visit www.drcarissagustafson.com .