Things Might Go Terribly Horribly Wrong

Things Might Go Terribly  Horribly Wrong

Wilson and Dufrene help readers foster the flexibility they need to keep from succumbing to the avoidable forces of anxiety, and open themselves to the often uncomfortable complexities and possibilities of life.

Author: Kelly G. Wilson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572247116

Category: Psychology

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Whether it manifests itself as worry, fear, rumination, obsession, compulsion, or shyness, anxiety is everywhere, and it causes no end of trouble for just about all of us. But at its core, anxiety serves an important purpose: to neutralize uncomfortable ambiguities. This book begins with a whirlwind tour of anxiety: what causes it, what we think about it, and what it might look like. Then the book looks at some of the approaches to treating anxiety and poses an intriguing question: What if you don't need to get rid of anxiety in order to live a terrific life? Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong approaches this breakaway hypothesis through the mechanisms of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and presents a series of thinking points and short games readers can do to easily and effectively begin to incorporate ACT techniques into their lives. This book is not a full-scale self-help approach for someone with serious anxiety problems, but an easy way for readers who have wrestled with worry, fear, and shyness to put those feelings into perspective and focus instead on what they want to do in life. This book will help readers foster the flexibility they need to keep from succumbing to the avoidant forces of anxiety and open themselves to the often uncomfortable complexities and possibilities of life.
Categories: Psychology

Things Might Go Terribly Horribly Wrong

Things Might Go Terribly  Horribly Wrong

Sometimes things go terribly, horribly wrong. Sometimes this happens in ways we aren't prepared for. And sometimes it happens in ways we could never have taken seriously or even imagined. We don't think you need a history lesson about ...

Author: Troy DuFrene

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572249646

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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You don't need a book to tell you this much: Sometimes things fall apart, crack open, and miss the mark. You can plan and strategize and keep your eye on the horizon, watching for trouble. And nothing you can do will protect you from the fact that things might, when you least expect it, go terribly, horribly wrong. If you're anxious about this, it's not like you don't have a reason. If you're very anxious about this, you're certainly not alone. In fact, even if your whole life feels like it's about anxiety, your story is a lot more common that you might imagine. If you could just get your anxiety to go away, you could get on with the business of living your life, right? Well, maybe-or maybe not. Does anxiety need to go away in order for you to live your life fully, vitally, with richness and purpose? This book approaches the problem of anxiety a little differently than most. Instead of trying help you overcome or reduce feelings of anxiety, Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong will help you climb inside these feelings, sit in that place, and see what it would be like to have anxiety and still make room in your life to breathe and rest and live-really and truly live-in a way that matters to you. Although it's grounded in a research-supported form of psychotherapy called acceptance and commitment therapy, also known as ACT, Things isn't especially technical or stepwise. Rather, the book starts a conversation about why we all sometimes feel anxious and what role that anxiety serves in our lives. It connects the experience of anxiety to the essential experience of human suffering. And then, in sometimes unexpected ways, Things explores some basic ways of being in the world that can change the role anxiety plays in your life. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
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Mindfulness for Two

Mindfulness for Two

Accompanying DVD-ROM contains ... "video, audio, and reproducible worksheets and assessments."--DVD-ROM label.

Author: Kelly G. Wilson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572246317

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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While most applications of mindfulness to clinical psychotherapy come from the Buddhist tradition of formal meditation practice, the approach presented in this volume comes from a very different place: from author Kelly Wilson's self-confessed inability to listen and pay attention to his clients. Wilson, one of the central figures in the exciting field of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), discovered early in his career as a therapist that his attention lapsed in therapy sessions, leaving his clients telling their troubles to someone who, for all intents and purposes, wasn't even in the room. Wilson resolved to correct this problem and made a personal commitment to remain present for his clients, to "show up" to whatever they brought to their sessions, no matter how painful, awkward, or even boring. In the process of figuring out how to accomplish this, he also observed a variety of ways in which clients themselves passed in and out of contact with the present moment, with significant consequences upon the degree to which they could effect behavior change during their sessions. This book sets forth, for the first time, Wilson's analysis of mindfulness processes as a central theme in the workings of ACT and develops an experiential technology that therapists can use both to improve their effectiveness in the therapy room and to facilitate positive change in their clients.The book includes a DVD with more than five hours of QuickTime video that shows client-therapist interactions, which illustrate the techniques presented in the book -- some that feature Kelly Wilson himself working with clients. Practicing therapists will find this volume and video to be a close second to actually attending one of Wilson's highly sought-after experiential workshops.
Categories: Psychology

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia

The worksheets, exercises, and questionnaires in this book will help you: Determine the risks of continuing the bulimia cycle Identify the experiences and relationships that matter to you most Practice present-moment awareness Learn to ...

Author: Emily Sandoz

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572247390

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

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If you have bulimia, you know what it's like to be locked in a battle with your body-and you know that whether you're trying to lose weight or struggling to end the bingeing and purging cycle, the same old fears and self-doubts keep coming back. The approach to moving beyond bulimia in The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia is different than other treatments you may have tried. Instead of encouraging you to avoid or fight against the conflicted feelings you have about food and your body, this workbook invites you to welcome and accept your deepest fears, learn to live with them, and put the things that are really important in your life first. Easier said than done? Definitely. But with this plan based in acceptance and commitment therapy, a proven-effective therapeutic solution to bulimia and other conditions, you'll develop the powerful psychological skills you need to move past bulimia and toward a more fulfilling way of life. The worksheets, exercises, and questionnaires in this book will help you: Determine the risks of continuing the bulimia cycle Identify the experiences and relationships that matter to you most Practice present-moment awareness Learn to accept your thoughts, feelings, and experiences as they come Recommit to living according to your deepest values
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The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

There’s no need to wait any longer. This book will help you find the serenity, courage, and wisdom it takes to leave substance abuse behind for good.

Author: Kelly G. Wilson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608826797

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Maybe you’ve just started on the road to recovering from addiction. Or you’ve tried to stop abusing alcohol or drugs before, but haven’t been successful. Perhaps you’re making progress in a support group or 12-step program, but want to add an approach grounded in science. No matter how far you’ve come, how far you still have left to go, or which path you’ve chosen, this book can help you end your struggle with addiction. The Wisdom to Know the Difference is an addiction recovery workbook based in acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. Research shows that ACT is a powerful treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and other issues, and it can be used alone or in combination with any 12-step program. On this particular path, you’ll learn to accept what you can’t change about yourself and your past and commit to changing the things you can. You’ll overcome your addiction by focusing on what you value most, like your talents, friends, career, relationships, and family. There’s no need to wait any longer. This book will help you find the serenity, courage, and wisdom it takes to leave substance abuse behind for good. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
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Lifestyle and self - hlep In Things Might Go Terribly , Horribly Wrong : A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety ( New Harbinger / Raincoast , $ 19.95 pa . , March ) , Kelly G. Wilson and Troy DuFrene offer an effective approach to ...

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Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate

Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate

In this book, you will not be told that your self-perceptions are wrong, that your thoughts are irrational, or that your feelings are misguided.

Author: Emily K. Sandoz

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608821068

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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Let’s be honest: most people are unhappy with at least some aspect of their physical appearance. Just think of all the money we spend each year trying to improve our looks! But if worrying about your appearance is getting in the way of living, maybe it’s time to start thinking about body image in a completely new way. Based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate offers a unique approach to addressing your struggle with body image. In this book, you will not be told that your self-perceptions are wrong, that your thoughts are irrational, or that your feelings are misguided. Instead, you will learn to live with the reality that these often painful thoughts and beliefs about yourself will arise from time to time, and that what is really important is accepting these distressing thoughts without allowing them to dominate your life. You know what it’s like to constantly be checking the mirror, to avoid certain social situations where your body may be exposed, or to gaze longingly at a fashion model in a magazine and think, “Why can’t I be her?” But what you may not know is that people who struggle with negative body image are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. Body image problems can even lead to major financial issues. By focusing on your appearance and little else, you are hurting yourself in more ways than one. If you are ready to find a purpose in life that is more important than the pain you feel about your appearance, this book provides a truthful, powerful resource.
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Thirty Minute Therapy for Anxiety

Thirty Minute Therapy for Anxiety

This set of skills will help you manage worries, panic attacks, fears, and phobias whenever they show up so you can enjoy a fuller and freer life. Read just one or all three parts of this book: Get the basics.

Author: Matthew McKay

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572249820

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

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What if you could dramatically improve your anxiety symptoms in just thirty minutes? In 30-Minute Therapy for Anxiety, you’ll discover proven anxiety-busting strategies and put them into practice right away so that you can feel calm and in control, even in the most stressful situations. This set of skills will help you manage worries, panic attacks, fears, and phobias whenever they show up so you can enjoy a fuller and freer life. Read just one or all three parts of this book: Get the basics. Learn what you need to know to quickly get anxiety under control in the first section of each chapter. Gain a deeper understanding. Take it further and read the second section of each chapter for skills that will help you make lasting changes. Then, go online to practice your skills. Log on to find more exercises available online exclusively for 30-Minute Therapy for Anxiety readers.
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders

This professional guide offers a review of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a theoretical orientation and presents case conceptualizations that illuminate the ACT process.

Author: Emily Sandoz

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572247345

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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A Process-Focused Guide to Treating Eating Disorders with ACT At some point in clinical practice, most therapists will encounter a client suffering with an eating disorder, but many are uncertain of how to treat these issues. Because eating disorders are rooted in secrecy and reinforced by our culture's dangerous obsession with thinness, sufferers are likely to experience significant health complications before they receive the help they need. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders presents a thorough conceptual foundation along with a complete protocol therapists can use to target the rigidity and perfectionism at the core of most eating disorders. Using this protocol, therapists can help clients overcome anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and other types of disordered eating. This professional guide offers a review of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a theoretical orientation and presents case conceptualizations that illuminate the ACT process. Then, it provides session-by-session guidance for training and tracking present-moment focus, cognitive defusion, experiential acceptance, transcendent self-awareness, chosen values, and committed action-the six behavioral components that underlie ACT and allow clients to radically change their relationship to food and to their bodies. Both clinicians who already use ACT in their practices and those who have no prior familiarity with this revolutionary approach will find this resource essential to the effective assessment and treatment of all types of eating disorders.
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