By Steven C. Hayes PhD, Kirk D. Strosahl PhD, Kelly G. Wilson PhD

Because the unique ebook of this seminal paintings, recognition and dedication remedy (ACT) has come into its personal as a extensively practiced method of supporting humans swap. This ebook offers the definitive assertion of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to medical techniques—written through its originators. ACT relies at the concept that mental tension is a root explanation for quite a lot of scientific difficulties. The authors describe potent, cutting edge how you can domesticate mental flexibility via detecting and concentrating on six key techniques: defusion, popularity, recognition to the current second, self-awareness, values, and devoted motion. pattern healing workouts and patient–therapist dialogues are built-in all through.

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For example, when a wind-up clock is disassembled, we observe that it has many constituent parts. These have to be reassembled according to an authoritative plan, and then the clock has to be wound in order to work. In this conception, truth is the elaborated correspondence between our models of the world and the parts, relations, and forces that the real world contains. The overarching goal of analysis is to model the world properly. ”, and it is answered by the predictive capacity of the model.

We have organized this book so that first you come to understand the foundations of the work (Chapter 2). We believe that, far from being a dry exercise, connecting with the assumptions underlying ACT sets the stage for using the model in a vital way. We then explore psychological flexibility as a unified transdiagnostic model of human functioning and adaptability (Chapter 3). Next, the model is applied to specific case studies so that The Dilemma of Human Suffering 25 you, the clinician, can begin to identify various psychological strengths and weaknesses in your clients and yourself from a contextual point of view (Chapter 4).

Ontological claims made by a client or a therapist simply hold no interest. As a result, we have less need to struggle over who is “right,” and instead we can proceed directly to what the client’s experience says about what works. ACT is a-­ontological, not anti-­ontological. We are not saying that the world is not real, or that things don’t exist. We are merely trying to treat all language (even about ACT and its assumptions) as acts in ­context so that we can take responsibility for our own cognitive actions and broaden behavioral flexibility so that workable practices can be selected based on the relationships of actions and outcomes that we experience.

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