ACT with love

Stop struggling, reconcile differences, and strengthen your relationship with acceptance and commitment therapy

In “ACT with love: Stop struggling, reconcile differences, and strengthen your relationship with acceptance and commitment therapy”, therapist and ACT expert Russ Harris presents an approach for strengthening and deepening romantic relationships. The book emphasises developing psychological flexibility – the capacity to be present with openness, awareness, and focus, while taking actions aligned with one’s personal values.

Ross has kindly shared chapter one as a sample here:

Download chapter one

 

Russ has also provided a number of free resources – ‘ACT With Love: Extra Bits’ to support the 2nd edition of ACT With Love by Dr Russ Harris

ACT with love – Extra bits

 

DR RUSS HARRIS is a world-renowned trainer of acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT) and author of multiple books about ACT, including the international best-selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap’.


Overview of ACT with love

The strategies outlined in “ACT with Love” provide a comprehensive framework for building fulfilling, values-driven partnerships. Through psychological flexibility and other related skills, the author demonstrates how couples can navigate challenges, enhance intimacy, and keep their relationship thriving.

Harris also incorporates new insights from attachment theory, as well as powerful mindfulness and self-compassion practices. Additionally, the book covers assertiveness and boundary-setting skills that can help partners communicate more effectively.

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