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.
"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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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.
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.
- Walt Longmire
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