Walser & Westrup, 2009

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Walser, R., & Westrup, D. (2009). The Mindful Couple: How Acceptance and Mindfulness Can Lead You to the Love You Want. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
Other Third-Wave Therapies: Conceptual
Publication Type: 
couples, ACT, self-help

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), a powerful therapeutic approach, The Mindful Couple will help you identify your core values and discover, as a couple, the beauty that is available to you and your partner when you bring greater awareness and values-guided behavior to your relationship. Each chapter explores a key issue, such as passion, fidelity, and the balance between dependence and independence, and includes specific practices you can do alone or with your partner to help you build a vital relationship.

From the Publisher
Two leading experts in ACT, as well as couples counseling, show individuals how easy-to-use techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy--such as compassion and values-based behavior change--can bring vitality to intimate relationships.