Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
The best way to describe acceptance and commitment therapy is the process of getting to know your unpleasant feelings, then learning not to act upon them, and to not avoid situations where they are invoked. Its an empowering therapy to allow people to face their fears, and do what they have to do to realize the truth.
Acceptance and commitment therapy is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy.
As part of our Psychotherapy and Psychology books, here are the 3 best books on the subject of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. For anyone looking to develop their own understanding of their emotions, or for anyone looking to help a friend or partner, these books are the best researched and acclaimed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy books.
3 Best Books on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
This book is very thorough and well presented with material that could be integrated into psychiatry and psychotherapy study. It covers all aspects of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) with good examples and is well referenced.
2. The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy –
John and George are really immersed in this work, and it shows up in the gentle way that they explain the key concepts of ACT. The subtle way they frame their examples also shows their deep understanding of what this therapy is all about. The exercises flow from the central themes, so you can see how they build to an understanding of your emotions.
3. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Steven C. Hayes, Spencer Smith
This is a different sort of self-help book. It’s not just for depression, or panic attacks, or phobias, or how to stop eating or drinking too much, or how to improve your relationships, or how to get your finances in order, although it can help you with any of those things and many more. This book is about discovering what you care about the most, what your top priorities in life are, and about getting you moving in that directions to help you achieve your goals.