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ACT Made Simple

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  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubn (Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572247649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572247642
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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ACT Made Simple is just that. Dr. Harris has, once again, written a very accessible book that should be read by all clinicians wanting to learn, engage, or otherwise implement ACT in their practices. This book is a must for ACT readers. My thanks to Dr. Harris for making ACT so user-friendly and understandable. Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Couple" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Russ Harris is an internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author of the popular ACT-based self-help book, The Happiness Trap, now published in over fifteen languages and twenty countries. He is widely renowned for his ability to train therapists in ACT in a way that is clear, accessible, and fun. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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I am a psychotherapist and had heard of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This book is great. I am studying it slowly and the language is clear and easy to understand.
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This text is indeed "made simple" The underlying theoretical principles are there yet the text is a helpful and supportive guide to working with clients. It gives useful exercises and always there is the context of how one can be genuinely helpful in a gentle and supportive way.
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Good simple summary of ACT. Easy to understand. Could do with some more examples of how to use the approaches in practise with clients.
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This is a must have i think. Hayes writes too intellectually for my liking...this boook made so much sense and is really practical! I definately have a good feel for ACT now and reading Hayes and co now, makes much more sense! Buy it!
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I bought this book wanted to understand more about ACT and how it works. It definitely achieved that aim.

The style is clear and well-presented; the explanation is straightforward but not simplistic, and the examples given all seem helpful and constructive. The book reviews and details all the major elements of ACT, usefully explaining the links and relations between them as parts of the "hexaflex" comprising the main processes.

I would very much recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in starting to understand ACT and how it might usefully be applied within the therapeutic relationship, and although I wouldn't recommend starting to *practice* from it (there are other, better, materials for that I'm sure) at the very least all readers will be much better informed to judge if they want to take their interest further or not.

The style and tone are suitable for most readers, though naturally a familiarity with some form of therapy or other will be advantageous because it's a book about doing ACT as opposed to a book about doing therapy in general. As a result it rather 'takes for granted' that readers will understand the overall context of the relationship between the parties involved in ACT. That said, of course, if you are interested in neither ACT nor therapy in general I would imagine this book isn't likely to appeal to you in the first place, so the fact that some of the relevant context is assumed isn't really a criticism.
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ACT made simple is an easy to read primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is by far the best book for anyone new to ACT to read to gain a basic understanding of this truly amazing research based approach to therapy. It is also great for those who have some prior knowledge to consolidate and clarify areas of confusion
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As a student counsellor and someone who struggles with anxiety i have found the act approach helpful for myself and my clients.
The acceptance and defusion has especially been helpful for me and in client work. The mindful ness is also something that sits well with my life at this time.
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By Lol on 15 Dec. 2013
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ACT was mentioned by my mindfulness meditation teacher during a class so I decided to explore further. This book is really written for therapists rather than the general reader but it can be interesting and useful to anyone. There are lots of little exercises that anyone can try.
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