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

"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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By Walt Longmire on 03-29-17

Mindfulness Psychology - But Get The Book

Would you listen to Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life again? Why?

There are many insights to gain from this book from a mindfulness standpoint. I have read many books on meditation and mindfulness but nothing that has put so much into easy use to help mindfulness yourself from your thoughts.Why Buy The Book? - See Narrator Comments.

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

The narrator has very pleasant voice - but there is no emotion, the pace is so constant with little inflection that it is very robotic. The Narration is so robotic it really could have been a robo-voice, but if you ever listened to Text-To-Speech from TextAloud, it is more natural than the narrator. I returned the book because I could not listen to the mind numbing pace, even at 1.10 speed it was faster, but the pace is the same. You need someone with a PASSION for this work to read the book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By chris on 01-21-17

The Gub-Gub goes Whooooooo!

Amazing book a must read for anyone struggling with unhealthy thoughts! Full of very helpful strategies to stop avoiding fearful situations.. This book can help change your life

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Saffy on 04-20-15

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.

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6 of 26 people found this review helpful

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By gordon sims on 05-25-16

Poorly Read

What would have made Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life better?

I'm familiar and a fan of Steven Hayes' work, and was really looking forward to this. However the narration is poor, it at times feels like I'm listening to a computer generated narration like google map directions. Its early days, still getting through chapter one, but at this rate I'm unlikely to finish the book. If I do, it will only because I'm already 'a convert' to the ACT model.

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By claire on 05-19-16

This is not a quick read on a plane but.......

This is a real life changer. Rather than a self-help book this gives the tools and the theory to help make sense of things. Audible is a great medium for this and I feel that I have had a real relationship with it that has been sad at times but amazing too. It has delivered!

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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