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With a special foreword by ACT cofounder Steven C. Hayes, PhD, this book is a must-have for any ACT Practitioner.

Author: Jill A. Stoddard

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608825318

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Metaphors and exercises play an incredibly important part in the successful delivery of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These powerful tools go far in helping clients connect with their values and give them the motivation needed to make a real, conscious commitment to change. Unfortunately, many of the metaphors that clinicians use have become stale and ineffective. That’s why you need fresh, new resources for your professional library. In this breakthrough book, two ACT researchers provide an essential A-Z resource guide that includes tons of new metaphors and experiential exercises to help promote client acceptance, defusion from troubling thoughts, and values-based action. The book also includes scripts tailored to different client populations, and special metaphors and exercises that address unique problems that may sometimes arise in your therapy sessions. Several ACT texts and workbooks have been published for the treatment of a variety of psychological problems. However, no one resource exists where you can find an exhaustive list of metaphors and experiential exercises geared toward the six core elements of ACT. Whether you are treating a client with anxiety, depression, trauma, or an eating disorder, this book will provide you with the skills needed to improve lives, one exercise at a time. With a special foreword by ACT cofounder Steven C. Hayes, PhD, this book is a must-have for any ACT Practitioner.
2014-04-01 By Jill A. Stoddard

Author: John L. Stoddard


ISBN: OCLC:897743658


Page: 228

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The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner's Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. 16 Mayo Clinic (2013). “Mindfulness: Learning to Live in the ...

Author: Michelle P. Maidenberg

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615192700

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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Is your child or teen overeating or overweight? Are you unsure how to help? You’re not alone. If your ten- to eighteen-year-old is struggling with overeating, you know how hard that can be—for your child and for you. Unhealthy eating habits put kids and teens’ well-being and self-confidence at risk. Something needs to change—but what? And how can you bring it up so they can really hear you? You may have tried to help your child—without much success—but you may be overlooking the root cause of their struggle with eating and exercise—their thinking. In Free Your Child from Overeating, Dr. Michelle P. Maidenberg shares over 40 interactive exercises that will help your child or teen: Identify triggers, cravings, and self-sabotaging thought patterns Define his or her values and find the motivation to change Learn to eat mindfully by savoring meals and snacks And set realistic goals using the four P’s: predict, plan, put into action, and practice. It can be tempting to hope that your child’s overeating is “just a phase,” but the price of inaction is too high. Using Dr. Maidenberg’s 53 strategies (rooted in mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy), you can free your child from overeating or obesity by building his or her confidence. Your child has the power to change, and you have the power to help!
2016-03-22 By Michelle P. Maidenberg

Stoddard and Afari, The Big Book of ACT Metaphors, 68. 12. Steven Hayes and Spencer Smith, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Oakland: New Harbinger, 2005), 119. 13.

Author: Scott M. Granet

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476641997

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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As many as 5-10 million Americans may suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) yet it remains under-recognized by both mental health professionals and the general public. Tormented by obsessive thoughts associated with physical appearance, and related compulsive behaviors, people with BDD believe their bodies are flawed or even deformed--imperfections typically not noticeable to others. High suicide attempt rates, the pursuit of cosmetic remedies and other factors complicate the clinical picture. Although Scott Granet began showing symptoms of BDD at 19, more than two decades passed before he discovered that his obsessive fear of losing his hair was a sign of a serious psychiatric condition. Written from the perspective of therapist who has lived with and triumphed over BDD, Granet's personal and clinical narrative guides the reader through the process of assessing and treating BDD.
2022-02-24 By Scott M. Granet

The following are some other metaphors and analogies that can be used to unlock change paralysis. ... ACT METAPHORS: UNLOCKING INFLEXIBILITY The Big Book of ACT Metaphors (Stoddard & Afari, 2014) offers many metaphors from various ACT ...

Author: Judith Belmont

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393709896

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Simple psychoeducational strategies to keep clients on track during and in-between sessions. Clients go to therapy wanting to change, but often they have no inherent knowledge of how to change. It’s up to the therapist to build a well-stocked toolkit of life skills and psychoeducational strategies. This book answers the call, delivering an array of basic “solutions”—in the form of handouts, worksheets, exercises, quizzes, mini-lessons, and visualizations—to use with your clients and tailor to fit their needs. No matter your preferred course of therapy—whether it’s CBT, DBT, EMDR, or EFT—having at your disposal a variety of easy-to-learn and easy-to-teach techniques for a host of common therapy issues goes a long way in keeping your clients on track, both during and in between sessions. Each chapter offers loads of skill-building tips and techniques to teach your clients, followed by practical take-aways for in-between sessions and additional recommended resources that they can turn to (websites, books, videos, and social media). Topics covered include: • stress Solutions • anxiety Solutions • depression Solutions • anger Solutions • conflict Solutions • regret Solutions • low Self-Esteem Solutions • life-Imbalance Solutions, and more. This book is one-stop shopping for a variety of simple, practical, educational techniques to help your clients make longstanding life changes.
2015-05-04 By Judith Belmont

I have found the above guidelines to be useful as a general approach to ACT metaphors and exercises. I would also like to point interested readers to a recently-released book, The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner's Guide to ...

Author: Darrah Westrup

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608826506

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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Are you ready to take your ACT practice to the next level? If so, Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a powerful resource that can help you streamline your approach and overcome common hurdles that present in therapy. At some point or another, you have probably encountered difficulty putting theory into practice when it comes to using ACT in sessions with clients. You aren’t alone. Although ACT is a powerful treatment option for a number of psychological issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and more, it is a complex, ever-evolving model, and as such it can often be difficult to deliver effectively. The truth is that even the most seasoned ACT therapist will face challenges in their client sessions from time to time. This is the only advanced professional ACT book on the market, and it is designed to help you close the gap between what you’ve learned in ACT training and your actual client sessions. Inside, licensed psychologist Darrah Westrup, PhD, provides valuable tips and real-life client scenarios to help you hone your understanding of the core processes behind ACT. You’ll also learn practical strategies for moving past common barriers that can present during therapy, such as over-identifying with clients or difficulty putting theory into practice. Most importantly, you’ll learn when to deliver specific ACT components, and how to adapt your treatment for each client. This user-friendly, pragmatic, and thoughtful guide does not promote “error-free” ACT, but rather, ways to identify and work with the therapy process as it unfolds. A must-read for any therapist or mental health professional interested in sharpening their ACT skills.
2014-06-01 By Darrah Westrup

Physical and language-based metaphors are a core feature of ACT because they work around reductive reasoning and stimulate ... Eau Claire, WI, PESI, 2017 Stoddard J, Afari N: The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner's Guide to ...

Author: Debrin P. Goubert, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781615371730

Category: Medical


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2020-06-04 By Debrin P. Goubert, M.D.

A good source for this information is the book, The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner's Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Stoddard & Afari, 2014).

Author: Patricia J. Robinson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030320508

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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Emerging policy changes are encouraging adoption of a team-based approach to healthcare, yet most healthcare professionals receive little training in how to practice integrated care. Basics of Behavioral Health in Primary Care is a playbook for mental health and medical professionals to share in addressing behavioral health concerns in primary care. Concise and practical, this clinically-focused book addresses the needs of a diverse group of healthcare providers, as well as students preparing for careers in the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare.
2020-06-02 By Patricia J. Robinson

Philokalia: The Eastern Christian spiritual texts. Skylight Paths. Stoddard, J., & Afari, N. (2014). The big book of ACT metaphors: A practitioner's guide to experiential exercises & metaphors in acceptance & commitment therapy.

Author: Joshua J. Knabb

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000609325

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

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Faith-Based ACT for Christian Clients balances empirical evidence with theology to give mental health professionals a deep understanding of both the "why" and "how" of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for Christians. The new edition includes updated discussions in each chapter, more than 20 new and updated exercises, and new chapters on couples and trauma. The book includes a detailed exploration of the overlap between ACT and the Christian faith, case studies, and techniques that are explicitly designed to be accessible to both non-Christian and Christian (including evangelical Christian) counselors and therapists. Chapters also present the established research on Buddhist-influenced mindfulness meditation and newer research on Christian-derived meditative and contemplative practices and lay a firm theological foundation through the use of engaging biblical stories and metaphors.
2022-07-12 By Joshua J. Knabb

(In the beach ball metaphor, the details about friends having fun in the surf whilst the coachee stands with their ... The Big Book of ACT Metaphors (Stoddard & Afari, 2014) is an invaluable resource here, full of great examples and ...

Author: Jon Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351346160

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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Jon Hill and Joe Oliver introduce the Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC) model with clarity and accessibility, defining it as an approach that incorporates mindfulness and acceptance, focusing on committed, values-based actions to help coachees make meaningful changes to their lives. Acceptance and Commitment Coaching: Distinctive Features explains the ACC model in such a way that the reader will be able to put it into practice immediately, as well as offering sufficient context to anchor the practical tools in a clear theoretical framework. Split into two parts, the book begins by emphasising ACC’s relevance and its core philosophy before providing an overview of its key theoretical points and the research that supports it. The authors also explain the six key ACC processes: defusion, acceptance, contact with the present moment, self as context, values and committed action, and explain how to use them in practice. Hill and Oliver address essential topics, such as the critical work needed before and as you begin working with a coachee, how to use metaphor as an effective tool as a coach, and they finish by offering helpful tips on how to help coachees maintain their positive changes, how to make ACC accessible to all types of client, how to manage challenging coachees and how to work with both individuals and groups using ACC. Aimed specifically at coaches, the book offers context, examples, practicality and a unique combination of practical and theoretical points in a concise format. Acceptance and Commitment Coaching: Distinctive Features is essential reading for coaches, coaching psychologists and executive coaches in practice and in training. It would be of interest to academics and students of coaching psychology and coaching techniques, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioners looking to move into coaching.
2018-12-17 By Jon Hill