The ACT Workbook for Depression and Shame

The ACT Workbook for Depression and Shame

The ACT Workbook for Depression and Shame

Conquer your self-defeating beliefs and create a more fulfilling life! Do you feel like you’re broken? Are you depressed because you believe that you’re somehow defective, unwanted, or inferior? Do you feel self-conscious and insecure, constantly comparing yourself to others? Are you sensitive to criticism, or terrified of rejection? Feeling flawed and inadequate often stems from negative childhood experiences. If you grew up in a highly critical environment, you might feel unworthy of being loved, or have a deep sense of shame about your perceived defects. You may tell yourself there is something inherently wrong with you that prevents you from forming satisfying relationships, finding happiness, and succeeding in life. So, how can free yourself from the self-defeating beliefs that keep you trapped in the depths of depression? Grounded in evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this workbook will give you the tools to identify and dismiss your core beliefs of personal defectiveness, and build a life based on positive choices and values that bring vitality and a sense of personal fulfillment. You’ll discover ways to develop psychological flexibility, freeing yourself from old habits and unhealthy coping mechanisms, and alleviating symptoms of depression. Finally, you’ll learn to see yourself in all your wonderful complexity, with kindness and compassion. The truth is you are not broken, and painful memories of the past do not have to dictate your future. If you’re ready to heal and treat yourself to the care and compassion you deserve, this book will show you how.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook

Practical skills for healing the hidden wounds of childhood trauma We’re all a product of our childhood, and if you’re like most people, you have experienced some form of childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at the root of nearly all mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Memories associated with ACEs imprint on a child’s brain, and can manifest themselves mentally and physically throughout adulthood—even decades after the traumatic incident. So, how can you begin healing the deep wounds of ACEs and build strength and resilience? In this innovative workbook, trauma specialist Glenn Schiraldi presents practical, evidence-based skills to help you heal from ACEs. In addition to dealing with the symptoms, you’ll learn to address the root cause of your suffering, change the way your brain responds to stress and the outside world, and soothe troubling memories. Using the trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in this book, you will: Understand how toxic childhood stress is affecting your health Rewire disturbing imprints in your brain using cutting-edge skills Learn how to regulate stress and emotional arousal Discover why traditional psychological approaches might not be helping Know when and how to find the right kind of therapy Childhood trauma doesn’t have to define you for the rest of your life. With this book as your guide, you will be able to make fundamental changes and replace needless suffering with self-care, security, and contentment.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self Esteem

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self Esteem

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self Esteem

You are more than you think. With this evidence-based guide, you’ll learn to break free from the self-critical stories you’ve created about yourself, and develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance you need to reach your full potential. We all have stories we’ve created about ourselves—some of them positive and some of them negative. If you suffer from low self-esteem, your story may include these types of narratives: “I’m a failure,” “I’ll never be able to do that,” or “If only I were smarter or more attractive, I could be happy.” Ironically, at the end of the day, these narratives are your biggest roadblocks to achieving happiness and living the life you deserve. So, how can you break free from these stories—once and for all? Grounded in evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this workbook offers a step-by-step program to help you break free from self-doubt, learn to accept yourself and your faults, identify and cultivate your strengths, and reach your full potential. You’ll also discover ways to take action and move toward the life you truly want, even when these actions trigger self-doubt. Finally, you’ll learn to see yourself in all your complexity, with kindness and compassion.

Thoughts and Feelings

Thoughts and Feelings

Thoughts and Feelings

The comprehensive workbook for radically transforming your life—now in a fully revised and updated 40th anniversary edition! If you are depressed, anxious, angry, worried, confused, frustrated, upset, or ashamed, please remember that you are not alone in your struggle with painful feelings and experiences. Everybody experiences emotional distress sometimes. It’s normal. But when the pain becomes too strong and too enduring, it’s time to take that important first step toward feeling better. This fully revised and updated fifth edition of Thoughts and Feelings outlines twenty evidence-based techniques you can mix and match to create your own personal treatment plan for overcoming a range of mental health concerns—including worry, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and emotional and behavioral challenges of any kind. Customize your plan to address multiple concerns at once, or troubleshoot the thoughts and feelings that bother you most. Used and recommended by the most renowned and respected therapists, this comprehensive mental health workbook offers all of the best psychological tools for quickly regaining mastery over your moods and emotions. It has already helped thousands of readers: Challenge self-sabotaging patterns of thinking Practice relaxation techniques to maintain self-control in stressful situations Change the core beliefs that drive painful emotions Identify and prioritize values for a more focused, fulfilling life Using proven-effective methods based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness, habit reversal, self-compassion, and more, this book will help you balance your emotions and start feeling better—about yourself, and about the world around you. It’s time, finally, to feel fully alive.

Success Management

Success Management

Success Management

Success management is a very exciting topic that can not only help us to achieve different interests but also provide us with a powerful tool to keep them as permanent benefits in life. This book aims to help people who have decided to choose a better path in life and improve their quality of life in different aspects. Those who, despite the desire to progress, need validated methods to save their time and money in order to achieve success and sustain it in life. The presented principles in this book are based on scientific standards, in a very simple language, and with dozens of examples so that the reader can easily communicate with them. This book presents a comprehensive executive program to guide the reader step by step from the current situation to the desired situation. This practical program is not limited to a specific time and place, and successful people throughout history and across the world have used it consciously or unconsciously. The numerous actual examples presented in the book show the practical power of the principles and rules that have been addressed in various chapters. In short, this book gives you all the tools you need to design and build an ideal life. Approved tools with which no excuses for failure have been accepted!

The Moral Injury Workbook

The Moral Injury Workbook

The Moral Injury Workbook

A lifeline for healthcare workers in the midst of moral pain during the COVID-19 crisis On the front line of the COVID-19 response are thousands of healthcare providers working in strained systems with limited resources. Difficult decisions will be part of the experience of working under these circumstances. The moral dilemmas that providers may face in this crisis will undoubtedly lead to moral distress and emotional pain. Providers may have to make decisions about life and death, determining who gets life-saving equipment and attention and who does not. Working long and stressful hours may lead to accidental mistakes, oversights, or inaction. Providers working in overburdened or under-resourced systems may experience a sense of being thwarted in their effort to keep their oath and live their values. For providers who hold values such as service, caring, or protection, these potentially morally injurious events may have lasting consequences. Anger, guilt, and shame may plague those suffering from these seemingly impossible situations. If providers become mired in this moral pain, they may find their personal and professional lives become increasingly burdened by moral injury. The Moral Injury Workbook was developed to facilitate healing for people who have experienced a variety of moral violations and addresses a wide range of moral emotions—from guilt and shame to contempt and anger. It offers a step-by-step program to help readers move beyond their moral pain, reconnect with a fuller sense of self, and re-engage with deeply held values. This workbook is a lifeline for healthcare providers in the midst of moral pain. Oriented toward and guided by values of caring and compassion, the content of this workbook may be meaningfully applied to and engaged in the personal and professional practices of all who read it. The six core processes of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are broadly addressed in the workbook to apply to a range of moral injuries. They may be used in service of the healing needed by those suffering in the presence and aftermath of this pandemic.

Learning ACT

Learning ACT

Learning ACT

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. This second edition of the pioneering ACT skills-training manual for clinicians provides a comprehensive update—essential for both experienced practitioners and those new to using ACT and its applications. ACT is a proven-effective treatment for numerous mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and more. With important revisions based on new developments in contextual behavioral science, Learning ACT, Second Edition includes up-to-date exercises and references, as well as material on traditional, evidence-based behavioral techniques for use within the ACT framework. In this fully revised and updated edition of Learning ACT, you’ll find workbook-format exercises to help you understand and take advantage of ACT’s unique six process model—both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization, and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients. You’ll also find up-to-the-minute information on process coaching, new experiential exercises, an increased focus on functional analysis, and downloadable extras that include role-played examples of the core ACT processes in action. By practicing the exercises in this workbook, you’ll learn how this powerful modality can improve clients’ psychological flexibility and help them to live better lives. Whether you’re a clinician looking for in-depth training and better treatment outcomes for individual clients, a student seeking a better understanding of this powerful modality, or anyone interested in contextual behavioral science, this second edition provides a comprehensive revision to an important ACT resource.

The Inner Bonding Workbook

The Inner Bonding Workbook

The Inner Bonding Workbook

“Inner Bonding has been a staple in my own personal journey home to wholeness.” —Alanis Morissette, artist, activist, and teacher Take responsibility for every aspect of your life, love yourself unconditionally, and connect to your own divine guidance using the life-changing six-step process outlined in this breakthrough guide, from the best-selling author and cocreator of the Inner Bonding® self-healing process. Many of us long for spiritual connection and divine guidance—the wisdom and ability to make decisions that benefit ourselves and the greater good. But we’ve been conditioned to think and act selfishly, in ways that limit our access to the divine, with false, programmed beliefs that often result in suffering, addictive behaviors, and spiritual disconnection. The Inner Bonding Workbook can help you heal your psychic wounds and move beyond false limitations to achieve at-will, moment-by-moment connection with the divine. You’ll learn to move past the junk thoughts and junk food that can create a toxic environment, and that keep you mired in low-frequency feelings like anxiety, depression, guilt, and shame. You’ll discover how to attain the self-love and accountability necessary for spiritual connection and guidance. And, most importantly, you’ll learn how to take responsibility for every aspect of your life—physical, emotional, financial, relational, organizational, and spiritual. With this life-changing six-step process, you’ll learn to tap into a higher source of love and truth at any moment in order to make your best decisions, realize a deep sense of freedom and personal power, and manifest your highest, most passionate purpose in life.

Making Sense of Me

Making Sense of Me

Making Sense of Me

It is with passion that the author has produced this first children's workbook, Making Sense of Me. Diana Ketterman believes that everyone experiences depression and anxiety at some point in life. She says, "It is increasingly apparent that we as a society must do something to enable children to have a voice, to teach them to identify their emotions, and to help them build resiliency in being overcomers to depression and anxiety." This 13 lesson workbook serves as a curriculum for teachers and parents to begin the conversation about our environment, senses, memories, emotions, and thoughts. It begins the conversation about how mental health can affect the physical. The message in this workbook provides mental health exercises and scenarios for children ages 7-13. It is geared to teach children how to identify emotions and to realize the power they have through the thought process. It is the first in a series of Mastering Mental Health Curriculum, pioneering the path in breaking the silence and ending the shame of mental illness.