Book Review- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Journal

Helpful ACT Journal
I recently got this little book from a colleague and I’ve gotta say it’s one of my new favorite ACT books to recommend to people. It looks so nice! And it’s a conveniently small size to take with you if you need prompts to practice when you’re at work or needing some support wherever you are.

Easy Techniques with Great Explanations
Josie does a great job of making the ACT techniques super understandable for people without a therapy background. She has great, down to earth explanations that don’t require you to know any psychological terms to start using them.

Flexible to Meet Your Needs
As she mentions in the book’s introduction, you don’t need to do any of the ACT skills in order. You can skim through until you find the section you need and then focus on that specific area until you start to feel better.

Who ACT Helps
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is what I use for people who need help managing their thoughts regardless of the cause. It’s like CBT- cognitive behavior therapy- but with an added focus on mindfulness and learning to be aware of your thoughts. ACT also helps if your stress is coming from your circumstances or environment as it teaches you a different way to interact with what’s going on to reduce your sense of stress from things outside your control.

New Book Is Out!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you might remember that book 2 of the DIY Therapy series was supposed to be out in January. After some delays, it’s finally here!

Managing Chronic Insomnia is designed to help people who have been dealing with the stress, anxiety, and sheer weariness of chronic insomnia. Therapy techniques are effective in over 70% of insomnia cases, more than double the long term effectiveness of sleep medication.

Insomnia treatment is based in Cognitive Behavior Therapy which is an evidence-based manualized treatment. Because of these factors, CBT is totally doable on your own- no sleep therapist or doctor needed. By following the guide and going through sleep retraining on your own, you should be able to manage your chronic insomnia!

And if you decide part way through that you do want to work with a specialist, they’ll likely be using CBT as well, so you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off and all the terminology should be familiar to you.

This book does not replace therapy, but it does provide an option for you to learn the skills, practices, and techniques of CBT and get relief from your insomnia without needing outside treatment.

Sound like something you’re interested in? Check out the universal link here. If you like it, consider leaving me a review on the platform where you got it.