ACT made practical and simple
Dr Michael Sinclair and Dr Matthew Beadman are both practicing psychologists at City Psychology Group in Harley Street and Canary Wharf. Dr Sinclair is the author of Mindfulness for Busy People (Pearson) and the co-author of The Little CBT Workbook (Crimson).
I just loved reading this book. It is so practical in its organization and written in everyday language that is easy to understand. The authors systematically teach three core ideas which are at the heart of ACT: wake up, loosen up and step up. In each section, they provide numerous, easy to follow daily strategies to help increase your ability to be in the present moment, to practise detachment when you are in troubled waters, and to live your life guided by what really matters to you. The case examples used to highlight key concepts are really well done. The authors have succeeded at their goal of making ACT refreshingly simple to understand and utilize in daily life. -- Kirk Strosahl, Ph.D. Co-founder of ACT and author of In This Moment: Five Steps to Transcending Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience The Little ACT Workbook is one of the clearest and best-written presentations of ACT I've seen. Short and practical, you can put it in your pocket and begin immediately to relate to your own life in a new way. Highly recommended. -- Steven C. Hayes, Co-developer of ACT and author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life This little book packs a big punch. You can use it either as a rapid refresher course or a brief but powerful introduction to ACT. With an engaging and easy-to-read style, Mike Sinclair and Matt Beadman take you step-by-step through the theory and practice of ACT, and show you how to enrich and enhance your sessions with the core ACT processes. You'll learn how to wake up, loosen up and step up to create a richer, fuller, more meaningful life. An excellent addition to your ACT library. -- Dr. Russ Harris, Author of ACT Made Simple and The Happiness Trap The Little ACT Workbook is a wonderful introduction to how to succeed in life. Based on clear scientific principles and evidence, it may surprise, intrigue, amuse, or inspire. It will ask you to look at your circumstance in an entirely different way than you have done before. What you will see is that our goals and our difficulties are connected, our own thoughts are as likely to help as to mislead, and one sure way to lose is to refuse to participate. What you will do is up to you. -- Lance M. McCracken, Ph.D. Professor of Behavioural Medicine, King's College London The Little ACT Workbook by Michael Sinclair and Matthew Beadman is an excellent introduction to how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help you to pursue a life of meaning and purpose. The authors have brilliantly distilled the essence of ACT, drawing upon the most up-to-date science that underpins this new approach to cognitive behavioural therapy. This is a clear, engaging guide as to why we struggle with unwanted thoughts and feelings, and what steps you can take for an alternate, effective approach to life's experiences. The book uses carefully chosen exercises and metaphors, that will strengthen your ability to be aware of, and most importantly, do what most matters to you. -- Dr. Eric Morris, Director of the La Trobe University Psychology Clinic, Melbourne Australia, and co-author of ACTivate Your Life Want to learn how to get unstuck and get moving in life? Dr Michael Sinclair and Dr Matthew Beadman have written an accessible, fun and practical book that will open you up to the skills to do just that. They artfully bring together the key components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a powerful and scientifically grounded mindfulness-based behavioural change programme. I would highly recommend this book. -- Dr. Joe Oliver, Director of the La Trobe University Psychology Clinic, Melbourne Australia, and co-author of ACTivate Your Life