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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: A by John P. Forsyth, Georg H. Eifert

By John P. Forsyth, Georg H. Eifert

This much-anticipated publication is the 1st how-to consultant to provide a close and functional program of popularity and dedication remedy (ACT) to the remedy of people being affected by any of the vast type of hysteria issues. In a lucid and readable kind, the ebook brings to lifestyles the ACT method of assuaging human affliction. The publication presents transparent and versatile, session-by-session guidance for utilising and integrating reputation, mindfulness, and value-guided habit switch equipment right into a strong and powerful nervousness remedy technique. It deals innovations that paintings to take away obstacles to alter and foster significant stream ahead. Theoretical details within the ebook is supported by way of precise examples of person remedy classes, worksheets, and experiential exercises—as good as new evaluate measures that make studying and educating those concepts effortless and interesting.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessions are recurring persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are associated with significant anxiety and are experienced as intrusive, unreasonable, and distressing. , counting, praying) that people engage in rigidly and excessively to relieve anxiety provoked by the obsessions (Steketee & Frost, 1998). The goal of ritualistic thoughts or actions is to suppress, neutralize, or otherwise control disturbing obsessional content. The behavioral or mental acts serve to restore safety, reduce anxiety, and prevent the dreaded event from happening.

That is, worry involves more abstract verbal thinking than imagery (Borkovec & Newman, 1998). Hence, worry allows people to approach emotional topics from an abstract conceptual perspective and thereby avoid aversive images and intense negative emotions in the short run. In the long run, however, this strategy is ineffective. In fact, individuals tend to experience even more intense anxiety over the long haul, which is usually followed by efforts to reduce anxiety by engaging in more worrying (Mennin, Heimberg, Turk, & Fresco, 2002).

The onset of PD is typically in the mid to late twenties. Stressful life events frequently precede the onset of the disorder. Yet, absolute frequency of negative life events does not reliably differentiate persons with PD from persons with or without other anxiety disorders. Persons with PD do, however, report experiencing negative life events as more distressing compared to other people. Persons with PD also report a high degree of concern about their health status, particularly in regard to changes associated with bodily states.

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