The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Diary 2021
If you sometimes feel that you’re living a life that’s out of step with who you want to be, The ACT Diary 2021 can help. It’s designed to enable you to clarify your personal values (the qualities you’d most like to embody in your life) and move in meaningful directions. Through weekly exercises drawing on the latest psychological approaches, it will guide you as you master the skills needed to look after yourself, build strong relationships and pursue new opportunities.
Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), it puts values centre-stage where they can best guide actions and decisions. It is especially helpful for those engaged in ACT; however, the principles are relevant to anyone seeking to build psychological flexibility – the ability to connect fully with experiences, including difficult thoughts and feelings, and pursue an authentic life.
It’s your wellbeing companion for the year ahead.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication date: October 2020
What Do You Want?
An Introduction to Values
Managing Thoughts and Feelings
What Is Willingness?
Metaphor: The Unwelcome Guest
What Is Defusion?
Exercise: Having the Thought
What is Contacting the Present Moment?
What is Self-as-Context?
Metaphor: The Sky and the Weather
What is the Hexaflex?
Exercise: Writing a Eulogy
Exercise: Helping a Child
Personal Values Statement
Introducing Experiential Avoidance
Exercise: The White Bear
Experiential Avoidance: A Crucial Side Effect
Metaphor: A Ball in the Water
Giving You the Reins
Metaphor: Tug of War with a Monster
Exercise: Leaves on a Stream
Metaphor: Hands as Thoughts
Exercise: Body Scan
Exercise: Fusion with Evaluations
Exercise: Taking Off Your Armour
Exercise: Waiting for the Wrong Train
Bringing It All Together: Passengers on the Bus
Ending the Year
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