The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction

Fredrik Livheim, Frank W. Bond, Daniel Ek and Bjorn Skoggard Hedensjo
Stress is a part of life—but it doesn’t have to take over your life. With this guide, you’ll develop the skills needed to help you manage difficult emotions, cultivate self-compassion, adopt positive physical and emotional habits, build resilience, and connect with your true values.
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Stress is a part of life—but it doesn’t have to take over your life. With this guide, you’ll develop the skills needed to help you manage difficult emotions, cultivate self-compassion, adopt positive physical and emotional habits, build resilience, and connect with your true values.

Everyone experiences stress. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we finally settle into bed at night, our days are packed with stressful moments—some big and some small—that can quickly add up and feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, you can’t escape stress. But you can change the way you relate to it. This important workbook will show you how.

Written by internationally renowned ACT experts, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction offers a powerful ten-week program for stress management drawing on the latest research in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. You’ll gain a better understanding of what stress really is, how it affects the brain and body, and what you can do to manage and reduce stress in your life. You’ll discover how to build resilience and set smart, effective personal goals that align with your values. And finally, you’ll learn to be more aware of how you deal with stress in the moment.

Stress is an unavoidable side effect of being human in today’s fast-paced world. But with this workbook, you’ll build the skills necessary to keep stress in its place and live a more vital life!

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Item MWSR
ISBN# ISBN-10: 1684031281 ISBN-13: 978-1684031283
Pages 240
Cover softback
Year 2018

Authors

Fredrik Livheim, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in the department of clinical neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. He has trained more than 1,500 professionals in how to use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in a group format to improve employees’ mental health. His research focuses on the use of ACT to reduce stress and help people thrive.

Frank W. Bond, PhD, is professor of psychology and management at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is also director of the Institute of Management Studies. He has published widely in the areas of ACT and organizational behavior, and the processes that underpin peak performance and well-being in the workplace. He is currently using this interdisciplinary research to help the European Space Agency’s manned mission to Mars in the next decade.

Daniel Ek, MS, is a licensed clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher, with professional experience in stress management. Ek treats patients with stress and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) on a daily basis, and trains professionals in how to use ACT in a group format to improve employees’ mental health.

Björn Skoggård Hedensjö, MS, is a science reporter and clinical psychologist.

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The First Step Toward a Less Stressful Life

Chapter 2: What Makes Your Life Meaningful?

Chapter 3: Mindfulness: Creating Meaning and Reducing Stress in the Present and Future

Chapter 4: Change Your Life to Make It More Meaningful and Less Stressful

Chapter 5: Willingness to Face the Inevitable

Chapter 6: Willingness: For the Advanced Avoider

Chapter 7: Healthy Relationships

Chapter 8: Being a Good Friend to Yourself

Chapter 9: Life from Now On

Useful Strategies from The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction

Acknowledgements

Appendix: List of Emotions

References

Excerpts

"In addition to teaching you mindfulness skills, we will lead you, step by step, through how to face difficult emotions and, where possible, to transform life hassles that get you stuck. Throughout the book we will use the technique of mindfulness as the key stance to adopt in your life, to realize the meaningful life that you seek."

Reviews

“The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction is not a workbook on how to rid yourself of those difficult feelings that get in your way. The book brings in compassion, meaningfulness, and acceptance of the inevitable. The reader is guided to develop courage and resilience in living a valued life together with feelings of stress. A well-packed course for those who want to spend more time living a vital life and less time fighting with stress.”

—JoAnne Dahl, PhD, professor in the department of psychology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden; licensed psychologist; psychotherapist; recognized acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer; and ACBS Fellow

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