ACT Made Simple: An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Russ Harris Author
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The ultimate ACT tool kit to kick-start your practiceDo you want to help your clients find rapid relief from suffering and go on to build richer, fuller lives? Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a unique and creative model for therapy and coaching based on the innovative use of mindfulness and values. And ACT Made Simple is a comprehensive guide to this powerful, evidence-based approach-chock-full of tools, techniques, and strategies to maximize human potential for a rich and meaningful life.Fully revised, updated, and expanded, this practical primer is ideal for newcomers and experienced professionals alike. Renowned ACT trainer Russ Harris will take you step by step through the entire ACT model in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of ACT theory, as well as a wealth of practical tips you can put into practice immediately with your clients. If you're new to ACT, this book will get you started; and if you're already using ACT, this book will help you progress to the next level.In this second edition, you'll find:• A session-by-session guide to implementing ACT effectively• Brand-new chapters on self-compassion, shame, exposure, and more• Skilling up sections and tips to overcome therapy roadblocks• How to use the powerful new choice point tool• A wealth of scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets ACT Made Simple is more than a classic in the psychotherapy literature, it is the introductory text for learning ACT from the ground up.... A must-read. -Dennis Tirch, coauthor of The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion


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