The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression by Patricia Robinson
Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

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There are hundreds of books that will try to help you overcome or put an end to depression. But what if you could use your depression to change your life for the better? Your symptoms may be signals that something in your life needs to change. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is much more important than ignoring or avoiding them-approaches that only make the situation worse. This workbook uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to offer a new treatment plan for depression that will help you live a productive life by accepting your feelings instead of fruitlessly trying to avoid them.

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression will show you, step-by-step, how to stop this cycle, feel more energized, and involve yourself in pleasurable and fulfilling activities that will help you work through, rather than avoid, aspects of your life that are depressing you. Use the techniques in this book to evaluate your own depression and create a personalized treatment plan. You'll enrich your total life experience by focusing your energy not on fighting depression, but on living the life you want.

Includes a CD.

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.

 

About Patricia Robinson

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Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, is a consultant and trainer for Mountainview Consulting Group in Yakima, Washington. She is a pioneer in ACT and in the design and evaluation of behavioral health services for primary care settings. Her published works include The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression and Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services. Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD, is associate clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy. He has worked for over two decades in primary care medical settings, collaborating with family medicine residents, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants, and training family medicine residents.
 
Published June 1, 2008 by New Harbinger Publications. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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