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After years of clinical experience using these practical, evidence-based tools with young clients, the authors have put together over 75 worksheets, activities, exercises, and scripts to engage kids and keep therapy moving forward.
Every page is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and caregivers practice acceptance, mindfulness, values and commitment to build skills and cope with:
- Attachment and relational issues
- Trauma - related problems
- Stress, worry and OCD
- Depression and sadness
- Hostile or antisocial behaviors
- Gender and sexual identity concerns
- Life changes and transitions
- Self-harm and suicidal ideation
- Substance abuse and impulsivity
"Clearly written, entertaining, informative, and very clinically focused."
- Kirk Strosahl, PhD, cofounder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
The ACT Approach is the ultimate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) resource all clinicians need to more their clients and therapy forward.
Combining the foundational knowledge of ACT with practical guidance, strategies, and techniques, you can begin to use ACT immediately with any client that walks through your door. Highly recommended by other ACT experts, this workbook is filled with unique tools you won't find anywhere else:
- Reproducible handouts & worksheets
- Mindfulness scripts
- Experiential exercises
- Transcripts from therapy sessions with line by line analysis
Includes specific case examples and treatment strategies for:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Substance Use
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Adults, Children, Couples, Families and Groups!
The ancient wisdom of yoga meets the evidence-based effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in this breakthrough professional guide for both yoga instructors and ACT clinicians.
Mindful yoga-based acceptance and commitment therapy (MYACT) is a holistic mind-body program that integrates psychology, yoga, and behavior change. In Mindful Yoga-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a psychologist, social worker, and yoga instructor team up to offer comprehensive training in MYACT. Using the holistic therapy outlined in this manual, clinicians and yoga instructors alike will discover ways to guide clients toward emotional balance and wellness, with the perspective that healing suffering requires treating both the body and the mind.
This unique book offers proven-effective interventions informed by the model of psychological flexibility—the foundational underpinning of modern third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies. Mental health professionals who are interested in yoga, mindfulness, and holistic approaches to health will rejoice in this evidence-based program, while yoga instructors who wish to incorporate well-researched health care interventions into their yoga practice and teaching will also celebrate this much-needed resource.
Whether you are new to yoga or ACT or both, or have a long history with either, this book will provide you with the tools and foundational understanding needed to bring this practice into the scope of yours.
Using mindfulness and acceptance strategies, this highly practical deck can help anyone suffering from:
- Anxiety & depression
- Chronic pain
- Relationship problems
- Focus and attention issues
- Painful memories & feelings