ACT Daily Card Deck
52 Ways to Stay Present and Live Your Values Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
54 Pages, 3.50 x 5.00 in
- Card Deck
- Published: May 2023
Handle life’s challenges and live fully in the moment with this powerful card deck!
When faced with life’s challenges, it’s all too easy to get “stuck” in your own thoughts and emotions, unable to move forward toward your true goals. The daily grind of the “real world” can leave you feeling depleted, and keep you from living the deeper, more meaningful life you long for. But there are simple tools you can use to handle life stress and setbacks, live fully in the present moment, and literally act on your deepest values.
With the ACT Daily Card Deck, you’ll discover the core components of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) right at your fingertips. Each card offers a different skill—such as mindfulness, acceptance, or self-compassion—that you can use as needed for a fully customizable approach. By practicing the “right now” skills on these cards, you’ll learn to roll with life’s punches and be present in each moment—even the unpleasant ones. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to take values-based action to help you get “unstuck” and improve your life.
ACT is more than just a therapy—it’s a framework for living well. It helps us accept. It teaches us to make a commitment to what we deeply care about. And it works best when practiced daily—whether you’re at home, at work, in therapy, or on the go. Pick up these powerful yet practical cards, and let them guide you toward the life you truly want!
“These cards offer simple yet profound practices to heal and inspire you every day. Whether you need to manage stress and anxiety, or simply live your life more fully and joyfully, this deck is a gem to be revisited again and again.”
—Rick Hanson, PhD, psychologist; and New York Times bestselling author of Hardwiring Happiness, Resilient, Making Great Relationships, Neurodharma, and Buddha’s Brain ~Rick Hanson, PhD
“Even the best therapy won’t help if you can’t put what you learn into practice. That is what ACT Daily Card Deck is all about. Hill and Sorensen have taken core acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) concepts and turned them into bite-size exercises that you can apply to your daily life. This is a fun and creative tool that can help you start making important and lasting changes in your life.”
—Jenna LeJeune, PhD, licensed psychologist; president of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center; and coauthor of the book, Values in Therapy ~Jenna LeJeune, PhD
“ACT Daily Card Deck supports you in living your best life. These cards are like having your own personal sage to give you daily inspiration, support, and advice. Filled with tips on how to show up and feel empowered, Hill and Sorenson have created the essential go-to resource you will want to buy for yourself, as well as all of your loved ones.”
—Colleen Ehrnstrom, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and coauthor of Ending the Insomnia Struggle ~Colleen Ehrnstrom, PhD
“ACT Daily Card Deck, where have you been all my life? This deck is a straightforward and handy way to help make ACT a life practice for all fifty-two weeks in a year. I will wholeheartedly recommend them to my clients, just as I use them for personal reflection to increase my well-being.”
—Jennifer Shepard Payne, PhD, LCSW-C, owner of DTG Counseling and Consulting, and author of Out of the Fire ~Jennifer Shepard Payne, PhD, LCSW-C
“In a world where it’s easy to run on autopilot and lose sight of what matters most, ACT Daily Card Deck is an invitation to be present, reconnect with your values, and take inspired action. Each card equips you with a practical skill that will elevate your self-awareness and quality of life. The cards are the perfect supplement to any self-care practice. Everyone could benefit from an ACT Daily Card Deck!”
—Robyn L. Gobin, PhD, licensed psychologist, associate professor of community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and author of The Self-Care Prescription ~Robyn L. Gobin, PhD
“Diana and Debbie did it again! These fifty-two cards are an incredible resource to nourish, cultivate, and practice psychological flexibility. Each of these cards includes simple, practical, and life-giving strategies to do what matters while embracing flexible responses to all the noise in our heads. I highly recommend this deck!”
—Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD, author of Acceptance and Commitment Skills for Perfectionism and High-Achieving Behaviors ~Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD