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You find yourself facing a painful situation, but do you have the emotional resources to overcome it?

Expectations have been placed upon you to fight against pain and difficult situations and conquer them. Unfortunately, you have fallen into a trap.

Pain, anger, fear, sadness, and shame are notoriously difficult emotions to manage as they have been forged by nature to protect us.

Fighting these emotions with the so-called wisdom that you have received only makes the situation worse – chances are that you have not even noticed this, as you have misplaced your faith in such "wisdom".

It is natural for humans to suffer. However, suffering is not just about physical or psychological pain. People also suffer from emotional pain, doubts in self-worth, uncomfortable feelings, and painful memories. Because we dread or worry about suffering, we do everything we can to avoid such feelings. We constantly seek to minimize our suffering.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) focuses on the problem of human suffering, but it also deals with much deeper matters. It addresses the understanding of human suffering as an important factor in realizing a good life. This new form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) asks important questions such as, “What is my real purpose in life?” 

You need to listen to this book if you have suffered any of the following in the last three months:

  • Anxiety, depression, or anger; intense or uncontrollable emotional explosions
  • Instability in interpersonal relationships and self-esteem; concerns about abandonment
  • Feeling desperately misunderstood, feelings of helplessness and despair, self-harm and notions of suicide

What you will learn from this book:

  • You will learn to notice your thoughts, images, or memories, recognizing them for the products of the mind that they are, and not absolute realities.
  • You will learn to look at your own experience from a privileged position, from above, decentralized, promoting the perception of your own emotional experience.
  • You will learn to give up control of your thoughts and let them go, give them space, sort through them, and thus diminish the influence and the power that they wield.

The progression of human suffering can look like this:

  • Pain, resulting in negative thinking or self-doubt
  • Negative thinking or self-doubt resulting in negative feelings such as sadness or depression
  • Sadness or depression that could lead to stress or muscle tension. Stress or muscle tension that could lead to more pain
©2019 David Lawson PhD (P)2020 David Lawson PhD

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  • Lisa
  • 01-05-2020

Wow audio book

Amazing format: It's a series of exercises to guide you through the process, much like an expensive shrink might do. It's not just telling you something. You experience it every step of the way (as you do the guided exercises). Buy one for each person who needs it. It's really more of a work audio book than a text audio book and it's worth being able to mark up and fill in as you go along.

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  • Jessica
  • 01-05-2020

Nice audio book

I’m not sure I’d recommend this to just anyone, as the philosophical writing can be a bit heavy for some, but anyone coming to this should walk away having been challenged and made the better for it.

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  • Norma
  • 18-04-2020

Good audio book

This audio book gives a wonderful outline of ACT and lots of brilliant example of tools to use. I found that the stricter of the audio book makes it difficult to find what I need when I’m looking for it. It’s been more like a audio book to work your way through step by step - I can see the logic in terms of giving a positive understanding of the application of ACT but to dip into for exercises I’ve added my own tabs so I can find them.

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  • Morgan
  • 01-05-2020

Lovely audio book

This manual is one of the best therapy audio books I've ever listen. It is comprehensive, easy to understand, and has tons of material useful to therapy.

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  • Mendez
  • 01-05-2020

Good audio book

The best therapy / meditation / mindfulness audio book / course I've ever Worth the price (less than a copay for a single therapy session ...) and gets at the deeper roots of a lot of psychological distress than most things. We get so tied up in trying to fix ourselves that we forget that just letting it be and moving on might even be an option.

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  • Thompson
  • 16-04-2020

Beautiful audio book

I’m not sure I’d recommend this to just anyone, as the philosophical writing can be a bit heavy for some, but anyone coming to this should walk away having been challenged and made the better for it.

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  • Bonnie E. Burger
  • 04-04-2020

The Best Treatment Audio Book

The best treatment audio book on 'Acknowledgment and Commitment'.This approach is easy to comprehend, clarify and implement.This direct is loaded with commonsense and promptly relevant techniques for live giving treatment.

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  • Ronald
  • 05-05-2020

Loved audio book

Bought after a kindred understudy shared excitement for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The audio book was proposed to me with high suggestion.

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  • Standard
  • 05-05-2020

Overall Amazing Audio Book.

This manual is outstanding among st other treatment audio books I've at any point perused. It is complete, straightforward, and has huge amounts of material helpful to treatment.

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  • Kristie
  • 05-05-2020

Really great audio book!

This audio book offers the conclusive declaration of ACT-- from empirical and conceptual structures to medical strategies, Mindfulness and Acceptance Work audio book for Anxiety provides a brand-new method to your anxiety, worries, and your life.

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  • Elaine
  • 05-05-2020

awesome audio book.

Thorough, in depth, authoritative: these three authors have brought a powerful philosophical perspective forward in such a way that front line clinicians can bring benefits to themselves and others.

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  • Maria
  • 05-05-2020

Amazing audio book

because the title says its very informative and smooth listening. i used to be mainly interested in the ACT. exceptional audible!! accumulate expertise of despair and anxiety as they pertain to the signs and symptoms that occur and causes of the issues. relatively encouraged!

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  • Richard
  • 02-05-2020

Greatly audio book

A non-geek just interested in using ACT to help themselves though will likely find this audio book too technical. I recommend _The Happiness Trap_ for them.

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  • Robinson
  • 02-05-2020

Nice audio book

ACT has been gaining popularity over a number of years and this audio book is an essential listen for anyone wanting to gain more detailed knowledge on the subject. Highly recommended.

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  • Casey
  • 02-05-2020

awesome audio book

Really good audio book to listen as an introduction to ACT. Very good proportion of theory and application. A must-listen

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  • Hanson
  • 02-05-2020

Beautiful audio book

2nd edition of 1999 original - a thorough explanation of the model - more complex than most, but also the most rewarding than them all.

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  • Gladys
  • 01-05-2020

Great audio book

this audio book is very theoretical, it has history outlined of how ACT began and outlines the whole ACT process. Its not an easy listen but very informative and well worth the wait

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