"Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more. Why is it so hard to be happy? Why is life so difficult? Why do humans suffer so much? And what can we realistically do about it? No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions. You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy. If you're looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition--packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change. A practical primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients. Inside, you'll find: scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients; a session-by-session guide to implementing ACT; transcripts from therapy sessions; guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises; and practical tips to overcome "therapy roadblocks." This book aims to take the complex theory and practice of ACT and make it accessible and enjoyable for therapists and clients"-- Provided by publisher.
Join Alexander on his first day of kindergarten, as he teaches his classmates about food allergy. Unlike all the other elephants he knows, Alexander can't eat peanuts, because he's allergic to them. In this Food Allergy & Analphylaxis Network (FAAN) production, he discovers that his new friends not only accept his food allergy, but are eager to learn about it and help him stay safe.
This DVD is designed to show children with food allergy that they are not alone and what they can do to stay safe when at school. It combines the animated story of Alexander with interviews of real-life children who have food allergy, and is particularly useful for opening up frank discussions about going to school with the condition. - Container
Inside, Alexander learns a valuable lesson about eating foods that he shouldn't. He meets lots of eating people along the way and learns to never eat something without his parents' permission. - back cover
Alexander and his pals who have food allergy are worried about their friend Jake, who is allergic to eggs. Jake doesn't always have his medicine nearby to help him in case he has an allergic reaction. When Jake has a reaction and doesn't have any medicine, everyone learns why it's important to always be prepared! - back cover
Alexander feels left out from parties at school because of food allergies. His teacher reads a story about a reindeer whose red nose made him different, and Alex knows how he feels. When Alex decides to bring in a special treat for his classmates, he learns that being different gives you the opportunity to save the day! - back cover