Mindful Couple: How Acceptance and Mindfulness Can Lead You To the Love You Want

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Published USA, 2009
All of us want to be fully accepted in our relationships, yet it can be difficult to fully accept our partners for who they are. This insightful guide for couples is based on a simple concept: act out of kindness, love and acceptance, and you will open your relationship for the creation of greater kindness, love and acceptance. With strategies drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this book will help readers identify their core values and discover, as a couple, the beauty that is available to them and their partner when they bring greater awareness and values-guided behaviour to their relationship. Each chapter explores a key issue such as passion, fidelity and the balance between dependence and independence, and includes specific practices that can be done alone or with their partner to help build a vital relationship.

CONTENTS
The Acceptance and Commitment Approach
Values and the Vital Relationship
Accepting Yourself and Your Partner
Moving into Openness
Being Present to One Another
Shifting Your Perspective
Doing What You Care About

Robyn Walser is a psychologist in California, USA. Darrah Westrup is a clinical psychologist with the National Centre for PTSD in the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
Small-format paperback. 168 pages
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