Course: NEW! Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps
by Tanya J. Peterson, MS, NCC
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Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps: is a complete resource for understanding ACT, and a collection of exercises to help clients apply the principles of ACT in their lives. You will be able to help them break the chains of unhappiness with this accessible guide for building ACT skills and getting on the path to a mindful and meaningful life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): offers acceptance and mindfulness strategies to address three areas of focus:
Accept: what is out of personal control
Commit: to a values-driven life by defining personal values and how a person wants to live life
Take action: that moves a person in the direction of what they value most
THE 3 STEPS
ACT 101: This easy to use book begins with examples of ACT in practice, then pairs the main pathologies and principles into 3 steps and explores the 3 of them in 3 step-specific chapters.
Practice Makes Progress: Guided writing exercises and visualizations will aid clients in moving through various life challenges by applying ACT.
Live in the Moment: Mindfulness practice plays an important role in ACT. Clients will learn how to connect to the present moment and stay in that moment to disentangle themselves from the confusing web of thoughts and emotions, and get in touch with what’s going on around them.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Tanya J. PetersonWith credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor and personal experience with mental health care, author Tanya J. Peterson uses writing and speaking to increase understanding of and compassion for people living with mental illness as well as to help all people enhance their own mental health and well-being. She has written four critically acclaimed, award-winning novels, a self-help book, and she writes extensively for the mental health website HealthyPlace.com. Her HealthyPlace writing includes a weekly column entitled Anxiety-Schmanxiety. Additionally, she writes the main article in their weekly newsletter and has written more than 100 articles about various mental health topics that appear around the HealthyPlace.com. Further, Tanya has written numerous mental health articles for varying online and print sources. She has been a guest on radio programs, speaking about mental health and her writing. She has also spoken about mental health regionally and nationally. She lives with her family in Oregon. Visit www.tanyajpeterson.com to learn more about Tanya and find links to connect with her.