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Selections from Steven Hayes's Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Steven Hayes

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is University of Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Steven's work has largely focused on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is considered a "third wave" form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, along with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Steven is past-president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Steven Hayes's Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a new approach to psychotherapy. ACT works by first encouraging individuals to accept their lives as they are in the here and now. This acceptance is an antidote to the problem of avoidance, which ACT views as among the greatest risk factors for unnecessary suffering and poor mental health. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (review or buy) offers a five-step plan for coping with painful emotions such as anxiety and depression. This book is not about overcoming pain or fighting emotions; it's about embracing life and feeling everything it has to offer.