Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Christian Clients is an indispensable companion to Faith-Based ACT for Christian Clients. The workbook offers a basic overview of the goals of ACT, including concepts that overlap with Christianity. Chapters devoted to each of the six ACT processes include biblical examples, equivalent concepts from the writings of early desert Christians, worksheets for clients to better understand and apply the material, and strategies for clients to integrate a Christian worldview with the ACT-based processes. Each chapter also includes several exercises devoted to contemplative prayer and other psychospiritual interventions.
Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Psychological Pain in Contemporary Western Society 2. Avoidance as an Ineffective Coping Strategy 3. Cognitive Defusion and Watchfulness with Thinking 4. Acceptance and Endurance with Emotions 5. Present-Moment Awareness and Stillness and Silence with God 6. The Observing Self and Awareness of the Contemplative Self 7. Values and Christian Virtues 8. Committed Action and Following Jesus Index