Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

  • by Spencer Smith, Steven C. Hayes
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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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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- chris

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
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- Arild

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio