GIULIA SURO, PhD, is a psychologist living and working in Washington, D.C. A perpetual student of ACT, she loves sharing it with the people around her. Giulia works to help her clients clarify what is most important and meaningful to them, helping them create lasting change.
"Dr. Suro's workbook is truly one of a kind. It is relatable, easy to understand, and most of all, LIFE CHANGING! This is the PERFECT workbook for individuals looking to better their lives, or professionals who want to improve their work or wellbeing."--Amy Sosa, Psy.D., CEDS, Founder of Lake Geneva Psychology
"Learning to Thrive practices what it preaches. Accessible and introspective, it is a collection of thoughtful activities that keeps true to the most core tenet of ACT--the universality of the human experience. Best to get two copies; one for the clinician, and one for the clients!"--Caroline Ehrlich, Ph.D., Psychologist and Clinical Director, Monte Nido and Affiliates
"It was working alongside Dr. Suro and through her mentorship, that I became passionate about ACT. She presents ACT in a manner that is relatable, useful, and meaningful to clinicians and consumers alike. This book is truly for everyone! The skills she teaches can be implemented immediately as they focus on small changes that move us all towards our values, despite what we are feeling or thinking."--Lorrie Balding, LCSW, ACT Therapist
"Learning to Thrive is an accessible 'how-to' ACT workbook written in an appealing format that allows readers to focus on the chapters that speak to them most--an attractive option for those who struggle to find time to commit to an entire book. Chock full of excellent experiential practices and rich clinical and personal examples, readers will truly learn to thrive by using this book!"--Jill A. Stoddard, PhD, Author of Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance and The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner's Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
"No matter what type of struggle you're facing, this workbook provides a roadmap for gaining control over emotions and creating a life you WANT to live. Dr. Suro's top-tier training, personal insight, and natural clinical skills shine in all aspects of this resource, filling a gap to make the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach something that anyone can easily understand and successfully put into practice for growth and wellbeing."--Dr. Lindsay Bira, Clinical Health Psychologist
"For anyone who wants to live their best life, this workbook will take you by the hand on the first steps of the journey with the warmth and likeability of a dear friend. Dr. Suro brings her personal and clinical experience to bear on the human problem of getting stuck in painful thoughts and feelings and points the way to getting unstuck. It's all there, with an honest simplicity that makes the daunting business of life-transformation do-able right now!"--Raquel C. Andres-Hyman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, ACT Therapist, Florida
"Reading the first few chapters I felt I had a friend and guiding teacher in the room next to me. Dr. Suro makes the topics come alive and feel so accessible. A beautifully written and accessible guide to help anyone use ACT's tools to transform their lives. This is a must-have for all clinicians and a wonderful resource for anyone hoping to feel less 'stuck' in life and more fulfilled."--Laura Mlynarski PhD, LICSW, Clinical Psychologist, Washington, DC