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Additional Resources

On this page you’ll find information about websites and books that are specific to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), the basis for this website. The may be useful to those of you who would like to find out more information about ACT and how to apply it to your specific situation and values.


The first place that we would like to direct you to is the website that supports ACT: Association for Contextual Behavioral science:

This website is used by both professionals and members of the public. Look for the link “ACT for the public”, and you’ll be directed to a part of this site that is more user friendly to the general public.

This website contains information about ACT, the foundations of ACT including behaviourism, and Relational Frame Theory (RFT) – these are the scientific foundations of ACT. Users will also be able to access a link to join the ‘ACT for the Public Listserv’, which is a forum that public members can access to discuss ACT, particularly if they are reading ACT self-help books, working with an ACT therapist, or applying ACT to their lives.

Self-Help Books

  • The Happiness Trap: Stop struggling, start living. Russ Harris
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using ACT to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living by Patricia Robinson and Kirk Strosahl 
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry using ACT by John Forsyth and Georg Eifert
  • Finding Life Beyond Trauma: Using ACT to Heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Problems by C. Follette and J. Pistorello 
  • The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by C. Lejeune.
  • The Diabetes Lifestyle Book: Facing your Fears and Making Changes for a Long and Healthy Life by J. Gregg, G. Callaghan and S. Hayes (Applying ACT to diabetes management)

  • Living Beyond Your Pain: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Ease Chronic Pain by JoAnne Dahl and Tobias Lundgren

  • Act on Life not on Anger: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger by G. Eifert, M. McKay and J. Forsyth

1. What can I do about my distressing thoughts and feelings? 2. What if I struggle and struggle and get nowhere? 3. I don't want to be pushed around by my thoughts and feelings anymore.
What can I do?
4. I sometimes have trouble accepting myself for who I am. What can I do?5. How do I live a life that matters?6. How do I stay committed to my values even during the difficult times?