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Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
ACT: What It Is and How It Can Help You
Suffering: Psychological Quicksand
The Ubiquity of Human Suffering
Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Values
Commitment and Values-based Living
CHAPTER 1
Human Suffering 9
Human Suffering Is Universal
EXERCISE: Your Suffering Inventory
The Problem with Pain
EXERCISE: The Pain is Gone, Now What?
The Problem with Pain: Revisited
Living a Valued Life: An Alternative
CHAPTER 2
Why Language Leads to Suffering 19
The Nature of Human Language
EXERCISE: Relate Anything to Anything Else
EXERCISE: A Screw, a Toothbrush and a Lighter
Why Language Creates Suffering
EXERCISE: A Yellow Jeep
EXERCISE: Don¿t Think About Your Thought
What You¿ve Been Doing
EXERCISE: The Coping Strategies Worksheet
The Problem with Getting Rid of Things¿Squared
Experiential Avoidance
The Mind-Train
CHAPTER 3
The Pull of Avoidance 35
Why We Do What Can¿t Work
Accepting the Possibility that Experiential Avoidance Can¿t Work
So, What Are You Supposed to Do?
EXERCISE: The Blame Game
EXERCISE: Judging Your Own Experience:
Examining What Works
Moving On
EXERCISE: What Are You Feeling and Thinking Now?
CHAPTER 4
Letting Go 45
If You¿re Not Willing to Have It, You Will
Acceptance and Willingness
EXERCISE: Why Willingness?
Willingness and Distress
EXERCISE: Being Willingly Out of Breath
The Willingness to Change Question
CHAPTER 5
The Trouble with Thoughts 55
Thought Production
Exercise: What Are You Thinking Right Now?
Why Thinking Has Such an Impact
EXERCISE: Your Daily Pain Diary
Looking at Your Thoughts Rather Than from Your Thoughts
The Mind Train
EXERCISE: Watching the Mind-Train
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vi Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
CHAPTER 6
Having a Thought Versus Buying a Thought 71
Cognitive Defusion: Separating Your Thoughts from Their Referents
EXERCISE: Say the Word ¿Milk¿ as Fast as You Can
EXERCISE: Labeling Your Thoughts
EXERCISE: Floating Leaves on a Moving Stream
EXERCISE: Describing Thoughts and Feelings
EXERCISE: Exploring the Difference between
Descriptions and Evaluations
Creating Your Own Cognitive Defusion Techniques
CHAPTER 7
If I¿m Not My Thoughts, Then Who Am I? 89
Considering Your Self-Conceptualizations
The Three Senses of Self
EXERCISE: Re-telling Your Own Story
Being the Observing Self
EXERCISE: Experientially, I¿m Not That
Getting Started
EXERCISE: Tracking Your Thoughts in Time
Taking the Next Step
CHAPTER 8
Mindfulness 107
Daily Practice
The Practice
EXERCISE: Be Where You Are
EXERCISE: Silent Walking
EXERCISE: Cubbyholing
EXERCISE: Eating Raisins
EXERCISE: Drinking Tea
EXERCISE: Eating Mindfully
EXERCISE: Listening to Classical Music
EXERCISE: Be Mindful of Your Feet While You Read This
EXERCISE: Just Sitting
Mindfulness in Context
CHAPTER 9
What Willingness Is and Is Not 123
What Needs to be Accepted?
EXERCISE: What Needs to Be Accepted
The Goal of Willingness
CHAPTER 10
Willingness: Learning How to Jump 135
The Willingness Scale
Taking a Jump
EXERCISE: Willingness Scale Worksheet
Using Your Skills and Learning Some New Ones
EXERCISE: Physicalizing
EXERCISE: Giving Your Target a Form
EXERCISE: The Tin-Can Monster
EXERCISE: Acceptance in Real Time
CHAPTER 11
What Are Values? 155
Values as Chosen Life Directions
What Values Are and Are Not
CHAPTER 12
Choosing Your Values 167
The Masters You Serve
EXERCISE: Attending Your Own Funeral
Taking It a Step Further: Ten Valued Domains
Ranking and Testing Your Values
Committed Action
CHAPTER 13
Committing to Doing It 181
Taking Bold Steps
EXERCISE: Goals Worksheet
EXERCISE: Making Goals Happen Through Action
EXERCISE: Expected Barriers
Many Maps for Different Journeys
Building Patterns of Effective Action
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
CONCLUSION
The Choice to Live a Vital Life
199
APPENDIX
The Values and Data Underlying ACT 203
References

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Cognitive-experiential psychotherapy.
Behavior therapy.
Self-acceptance.
Commitment (Psychology).