Release on 2015-10-01 | by Kirk D. Strosahl,Patricia J. Robinson,Thomas Gustavsson
A Clinician's Guide to Promoting Radical Change Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Author: Kirk D. Strosahl,Patricia J. Robinson,Thomas Gustavsson
Pubpsher: New Harbinger Publications
"A practical guide that presents a user-friendly approach to helping patients enact radical change and acceptance through mindfulness in their personal lives." —Family Medicine In this breakthrough book, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Kirk Strosahl and two fellow ACT psychologists offer a brief, five-stage model to help you recognize, assess, and take advantage of the subtle shifts of awareness that occur during therapy to achieve the most effective intervention and successful treatment outcomes. In therapy, it is essential for both clinicians and their clients to pay attention to each moment in-session as an opportunity to create change. In addition, clients must be willing to experience pain in the present moment in order to make lasting change and begin to live according to their values. But staying in the moment is harder than it sounds. Inside This Moment offers a powerful skill set for learning to live in the now—even when it hurts. To help you and your client make the most of your time in treatment sessions, this book includes clinical examples of working with clients via self-related processes, and offers tips for what to do when faced with certain non-verbal and verbal client behaviors, such as: looking away or down body positioning respiration rate giving general answers to specific questions changing the topic forgetting what was asked repeating oneself over and over changes in rate of speech voice volume You'll learn that you don't need to go looking for radical change opportunities—but rather that the opportunities are transpiring right in front of you. This book will allow you to relax and trust in the power of the "now" in your therapy sessions.
“Manages to be both warm-hearted and violent at once—a complex, deeply imagined family tale which finds unexpected gifts at its conclusion.” —Kent Haruf, author of Plainsong Hardscrabble ranchers Renny and Ben Cross are estranged, elderly spouses living on opposite ends of their sprawling ranch, faced with the decline of a fading farm and Ben’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is just on the cusp of dementia, able to recognize he is sick but unable to do anything about it —the notes he leaves in his pockets and around the house to remind him of himself, his family, and his responsibilities are no longer as helpful as they used to be. Watching his estranged wife forced into caretaking and brought to her breaking point, Ben decides to leave his life with whatever dignity and grace remains. As Ben makes his decision, a new horrible truth comes to light: Ray, the abusive husband of their late daughter, is being released from prison early. This opens old wounds in Ben, his wife, his surviving daughter, and four grandchildren. With a need for justice, Ben must act before his mind leaves him, and sets off during a brutal snowstorm to confront the man who murdered his daughter. Renny, realizing he is missing, sets off after him—either to stop or to witness her husband’s act of vengeance. “A brilliant novel, filled with heartache and humor, that will strike a chord with many readers. A heart-wrenching exploration of a family in crisis.” —Library Journal (starred review)
In this humorous children’s story, Oliver, Locked Inside This Book, author Dr. Madinah K. Wakil presents a story about Oliver, who has been locked within a book for a long time and longs to be opened and read by children of all ages. Wakil uses humorous dialogue to give readers a sense of Oliver’s challenging circumstances. The story takes place in a busy public library, where Oliver sits and patiently waits at the bottom of the bookshelf of the children session to be opened and enjoyed. Oliver’s story has never been read before, and he has a need to know what it feels like for the tender touch of children’s hands on his book spine and the warmth of the sun on his untouched pages. Oliver is overwhelmed with joy and excitement to learn that the librarians have selected him for the morning reading circle. This story shows that the engagement of books can lead to many hours of enjoyment and pleasure.
Barbara Ann Brennan continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura—the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as both patients and healers to understand and work with our most fundamental healing power: the light that emerges from the very center of our humanity. In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process. Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging is at the leading edge of healing practice in our time.
This book is about the grief of a sudden young death and the madness that I was hurled into as a result. On March 12th 2004 I found my beloved brother dead at his flat and I was overcome with the grief that followed. I am a Registered General Nurse and have dealt with death and suffering within my profession for over 20 years. However, the impact of my grief after finding Kevin dead lead to a nervous breakdown, the loss of my beloved job and the sense of myself as a person. I have had to write this book not only for me but also for the countless people out there who as I type are getting a phone call, a knock on the door, the news that a young person has died suddenly. The impact of this type of grief is within the pages of my book and I hope that my words and emotions experienced will support you within the madness that is created. But mainly it is for Kevin because I could not let his death mean nothing because he meant everything to me and his family. In memory of Kevin this book has been wrote but it is mainly intended for those that are left behind to live within the madness that their loss has created.
Everyone wants to be happy, yet so many people are the opposite of that, with increasing numbers of anti-depressants being dispensed each year. Clearly we need a new approach to life. Happy for No Reasonpresents startling new ideas and a practical programme that will change the way we look at creating happiness in our lives. Marci Shimoff combines the best in cutting-edge scientific research into happiness with interviews with over 100 genuinely happy people, and lays out a powerful, holistic, seven-step formula for raising our 'happiness set point'. Our happiness levels are like a neuro-physiological thermostat - we can actually re-programme ourselves to a higher level of peace and wellbeing as happiness is dependent on internal, not external, factors. Happy for No Reasonwill set readers quickly and easily on a path to lasting joy.
Poetry. ." my notion of my relationship to the sacred, to some sense of goodness, of the beyond, otherness in that sense, has all the elements of 'pataphysics' - which is to say, the way I think of 'pataphysics' is that very often you climb a fictional staircase that you know is fictional; you walk up every imaginary stair, you get to your imaginary window and you open your imaginary window, and there is the real world" -bpNichol, 1983.