Finding Your Why and Finding Your Way: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook to Help You Identify What You Care about and Reach Your Goals
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About the Author
Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D, is founder of Pickslyde Consulting, and associate professor at Touro University. His appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Learning Channel, and Discovery focused on discussing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for people dealing with anxiety, depression, and substance-abuse concerns. In addition, he has successfully consulted with small start-up organizations and international Fortune 500 companies to ensure leaders and associates find their why and find their way.
Siri Ming, PhD, BCBA-D, is a scientist-practitioner with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field, and a commitment to the compassionate practice of behavior analysis to help people live meaningful, values-directed lives. Her research and clinical focus are on relational frame theory (RFT) and early language development, and she has authored numerous peer-reviewed research and theoretical articles, as well as a practical handbook on using RFT in early intervention programs for children with autism. She also provides support to clinicians and creatives to help them find and stay on their chosen path. Her work is grounded in the values of rigor, generosity, and kindness. Siri lives in Baltimore, MD.
--Hank Robb, PhD, ABPP, peer-reviewed ACT trainer, fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and author of Willingly ACT for Spiritual Development--Hank Robb, PhD, ABPP
"Finding Your Why and Finding Your Way provides a wide range of powerful life skills and exercises, written in a warm and engaging tone. It's full of relatable examples and engaging case studies that help increase self-insight into one's own behavior and potential barriers to creating change. If you want to identify what you care about, and develop a plan to attain your goals, this is a great resource."
--Tamar D. Black, PhD, educational and developmental psychologist, and author of ACT for Treating Children--Tamar D. Black, PhD
"Wounded Warrior Project uses ACT to help our warriors increase their resiliency and mental well-being. We are grateful to D.J. Moran and Siri Ming who have developed an innovative approach to ACT that is easily digestible to the warriors we serve through our Project Odyssey programs."
--Joe Fox, Project Odyssey Training Specialist at Wounded Warrior Project; and Sergeant First Class, US Army, Ret.--Joe Fox
"A superb, easy-to-read, and elegantly practical guide to building and enjoying a rich and meaningful life. The authors take you gently, step by step, through a journey of courage, compassion, and wonder--giving you all the skills and knowledge you'll need to make your life meaningful and fulfilling. One of the things I found incredibly refreshing in this book is the engaging, down-to-earth language; if (like me) you've had enough of flowery books about mindfulness, you'll love the practical, playful, 'no-BS' approach of this one. It's an excellent self-help book in and of itself, but also a very useful adjunct to working with a therapist. Read it, enjoy it, apply it, and reap the rewards."
--Russ Harris, author of the million-copy best-seller, The Happiness Trap--Russ Harris
"If you don't believe that life is merely a race where you speed around accomplishing the most goals possible--but that it is about accomplishing them in a meaning, purposeful, and satisfying way--then this book is for you! While most books either tell you why or how to change, Finding Your Why and Finding Your Way gives you a simple yet chock-full-of-effective-strategies approach to addressing both. This book will supercharge your ability to live a successful and balanced life, where you focus deeply on what matters most to you. As someone who truly values getting at the why of change as deeply as possible, I could not recommend this book more highly."
--Michael V. Pantalon, PhD, author of Instant Influence--Michael V. Pantalon, PhD
"Finding Your Why and Finding Your Way will increase clarity and endurance on the journey that is your life. No matter where you are on your personal journey, this readable guide will help you identify what matters to you, sustain motivation and commitment, and identify and overcome obstacles while increasing psychological flexibility."
--Patricia Bach, PhD, ACT therapist and trainer, and coauthor of ACT in Practice and Committed Action in Practice--Patricia Bach, PhD
"Filled with personal examples and relatable stories of others, Finding Your Why and Finding Your Way paves a fantastic path to empowered goal setting and living mindfully according to what matters most. For anyone who has ever wanted clarity of action in the service of achievement, success, and healthy living, this self-help journey is for you. Read, work, grow, and thrive with this excellent book on finding your way!"
--Robyn D. Walser, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist; author of The Heart of ACT; and coauthor of Learning ACT, The Mindful Couple, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems, and The ACT Workbook for Anger--Robyn D. Walser, PhD