- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: NEW HARBINGER (1 December 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781608820528
- ISBN-13: 978-1608820528
- ASIN: 1608820521
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reading on ACT therapy has been confusing at times, but this book really does a great job in explaining the concepts in down-to-earth plain language.
It's a book I will immediately begin rereading after my first reading - I want to make sure that I grasp the concepts in order to implement them into my life. I've thought about purchasing additional copies to give them out to people whom I know would appreciate the book and could gain a great deal of understanding how their mind works.
Of course, as with any self help book, nothing will change unless you DO something, and that can be hard. But this book makes so much sense and offers so many practical solutions that it makes change seem less daunting. Also, if nothing else it might make you feel better about yourself by explaining the motives behind certain behaviors. Your mind means well!
This book is like the best shrink for a mind that screams why and struggles to break free from his or her past. Now I know the point is not to "break free" from my past (or my husband's), but to accept it as is, knowing my emotions (then and now) have altered the documentary in my head, and made it more dramatic to guard me from future heart breaks. Knowing these, I no longer want to "break free". Nobody else other than my parents have ever tried to protect me so carefully. I learned to accept that my emotions tint my thoughts, more importantly, I learned to listen to my reasons speak before making a decision. Being in a relationship means there will be real heart breaks at some point. Yet I still want a good marriage, in which my partner and I work as a team through tough situations and make a life together. Gradually, more often than not, my reasons win the argument in my head. I can't boast I am any wiser being 2 years older, but I can say, with the help from this book, I am a better partner to my husband and a better person to myself than I ever was.