What Makes You Stronger

by Ann Bailey; Joseph V Ciarrochi; Louise L. Hayes

How to Thrive in the Face of Change and Uncertainty Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Published: 2 July 2022

Publisher: New Harbinger

Length: 216 Pages

My Rating:

Blurb:Discover the skills you need to face change and uncertainty with confidence—and grow even stronger!

Change can happen so slowly that you might not even notice it. And sometimes, it can happen in an instant, causing your world to come crashing down. For many of us, change is scary, and as a result, we may try to avoid it, or even actively resist it. But while burying our heads in the sand can provide some short-term relief, our fear can grow and manifest itself in life-altering ways like stress, anxiety, or depression. The good news is that you can learn to transform how you respond to unwanted change.

In What Makes You Stronger, you’ll learn to apply the authors’ proven-effective DNA-v model (Discoverer, Noticer, Advisor, Value, and Vitality)—a potent blend of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and positive psychology to gain resilience in the face of change. Using this simple six-step process, you’ll not only cope with change and adversity—but grow stronger from it! You’ll discover strategies for managing uncertainty, breaking unhealthy behavior patterns, and reducing overwhelm when things start to feel out of control.

If you’re ready to stop running from change, and start living a life guided by your values, this powerful guide will be with you, every step of the way.

My Review:

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy is a relatively new approach to psychotherapy, one that I have recently spent a lot of time studying. What appeals to most is that ACT acknowledges what’s wrong, You don’t try to fix everything you become better equipped to deal with the ups and downs that are a fact of life.

The authors DNA-v model is new to me but it is easy to follow, and if you put the work in then you can expect how you view and interact with the world to change. It helps you to stay present and move forward in life.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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