Review: Learning To Thrive – An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook

Learning to Thrive –
An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook

Author: Giulia Suro, PhD.
Rockridge Press
2019
ISBN #978-1-64152-563-3

“Learning to Thrive –  An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook” is meant to act as a platform to simplify self-acceptance therapy through intuitive exercises. It is literally meant to help the reader learn to relate to their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a more positive manner.

Note: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is referred to as ACT in this book.

I appreciate the way in which this book is organized – there are separate sections devoted to specific life areas: family and personal life; health and wellness; community and social life; work, hobbies, and vocation; personal growth, and spirituality.

This system helps individuals to change their life into what they want it to be. (Note: At the beginning of the book reference contacts are given for help lines that deal with emergency mental health situations.) Throughout the book various exercises are presented to help the reader determine what it is that they really want. The chapters are very specific, so the reader can head straight to the life area that they want to work on at any time. Core values are discussed, and real life personal stories are presented in a way that the reader can easily connect with them. At the beginning of each chapter is a listing of what that chapter can help the reader with, at end of each chapter highlights are given for that chapter.

This is a very practical workbook that gives the reader useful tools with which to make changes in their life that have a positive impact, that allow the reader to see themselves, and their life, in a whole new context. It can be applied to very specific issues and areas of life, and is presented in a very clear, straightforward manner that allows anyone, even those new to ACT. The final chapter shows the reader how to bring it all together in their own life. At the end of the book are bonus work sheets, references, and an index. I give this book two thumbs up!

Please note: I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher.

© October 2019 Bonnie Cehovet
Reproduction prohibited without written permission of the author.

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