Resources

Books

Are you, like milllions of Americans, caught in the happiness trap? Russ Harris explains that the way most of us go about trying to find happiness ends up making us miserable, driving the epidemics of stress, anxiety, and depression. This empowering book presents the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a revolutionary new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life.

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy. What if pain were a normal, unavoidable part of the human condition, but avoiding or trying to control painful experience were the cause of suffering and long-term problems that can devastate your quality of life? The ACT process hinges on this distinction between pain and suffering. As you work through this book, you’ll learn to let go of your struggle against pain, assess your values, and then commit to acting in ways that further those values.

Reading

Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here's How.

An article with tips and audio on how to improve or create new friendships among men

Managing Debt and Creating a Plan

An article with tips and audio on 7 ways to start working your way out of debt.

Talking to Your Child About Suicide

An article with videos and links that teaches parents how to be with and help their child through thoughts of suicide

Youtube Clips

Guided Meditation for Overactive Mind by Michael Sealey

Welcome to this guided hypnosis for sleep and sleep meditation experience, with spoken suggestions for relaxation accompanied with a soundscape of soothing background sleeping music.

Guided Meditation for Anxiety by Michael Sealey

This meditation encourages a calm awareness of the breath, and also a gentle detachment from the habits of rumination (ie. over-thinking). This session is useful for alleviating symptoms of anxiety, OCD, and depression.

Guided Meditation for Openness to Self by Debora Jackson

A 16 minute video guiding you to relax into your body and experience the emotions that are with you now.

Guided Meditation the Continuous You by ACT Harbor UCLA

A Meditation to connect with yourself through all of the transitions you have been through to help establish a grounded sense of self.

Guided Meditation for Willingness by Inspired Living Medical

Willingness meditation by Dr. Eva Adriana Wilson from ACT Group session on November 24, 2016.

Guided Meditation for Self Esteem by Timothy Gordon

Possess little self-regard? Often hard on yourself? Struggling with depression? This guided mindfulness meditation seeks to increase your self-esteem by balancing self-awareness with a compassionate respect for yourself.

Worksheets

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