Product DescriptionDr. Mecozzi introduces the reader to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in highly accessible, non-technical prose. Includes discussions of obstacles to distress reduction and steps toward developing a more meaningful life. - Foreword by Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.
Explore a new understanding of pain We all have experienced—or will experience—physical or emotional pain that hangs on longer than we expect, perhaps even longer than we think we can endure. So, when pain strips you of your resources, what then? Dr. Mecozzi invites you to step into a landscape beyond pain. He gently leads you down a path of discovery, helping you to transform your distressing experience. Through calming strategies, fresh perspectives, and healing examples, you ultimately arrive at a new destination: living life fully on the other side of pain.
What others say about this book:
"This is a gentle book from a gentle soul. It offers a helping hand to those [of us] who are in pain, but it does so respectfully. We don’t need to decide immediately whether we will take it. What we need to decide is whether we are ready to sit down and have a conversation with someone who cares."
"Dr. Mecozzi artfully suggests that genuine healing is not synonymous with finding a cure—and may very well interfere with it. Using stories and experiential exercises, the author invites us to use our own life experiences as the final arbiter for decisions about our stance toward pain. He asks whether we will fight it or be open to the essential role it plays in our ability to approach life humbly, gratefully and creatively in our pursuit of meaning."
"This book is a must-read for those in pain and for those wanting to help others in their suffering. The chapter on 'The Stories Within the Pain' is worth the read all by itself."