The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Do You Worry All the Time?
Have you tried to control your thoughts and get your worrying under control? Did it work? If it didn't, try this simple exercise: Take thirty seconds, right here and now, and don't think about something you recently worried about. Think about anything and everything else, but don't think about that worry.
How did you do? Like most of us, you probably could think of little else except whatever it was you worried about, no matter how hard you tried. This is the problem with trying to control your thoughts: Your attempts to stop worrying very often lead you to repeat and refresh the very worries you're trying to dispel.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary new approach to resolving a wide range of psychological problems, can help you break the cycle of chronic worry. ACT stresses letting go of your attempts to avoid, change, and get rid of worry. Instead, it shows you how to accept your feelings as they occur, without judgment. You'll learn to de-fuse from your worries, observing and then letting them go. Then you'll explore and commit to acting on your values, thereby creating a rich life for yourself-even with the occasional worry.
Pragmatic, straightforward help from an astute and expert clinician; the author draws on cutting-edge research findings to help those who suffer from the age-old problem of worry.
This should be a welcome and helpful book for anyone whose life is disrupted by worry. LeJeune offers a practical and informative approach for dealing with worry that places it squarely in the larger and wondrous context of one's whole life! The easy-to-follow mindfulness methods and acceptance practices open the door for real transformation to any reader who actually does them.
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Review: The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment TherapyUser Review - Crystal - Goodreads
This was an excellent book that I will definitely be recommending to my clients who struggle with anxiety. Read full review
Review: The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment TherapyUser Review - Gemille Cribb - Goodreads
In my opinion, one of the best approaches for a worrier to use. Most worriers want control and to fix their thoughts and feelings which feeds their anxiety in a cyclical fashion. The more control they ... Read full review
ACT Made Simple: An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Limited preview - 2009
What Is Worry?
How Does Worrying Help You?
Controlling the Uncontrollable
Acceptance Commitment Willingness
Label Your Worry Thoughts
Let Go of Control
Accept and Observe Worry Thoughts