This book offers a five step plan for coping with painful emotions such as anxiety and depression It teaches you how to learn life enhancing behavior strategies that work to further the goals you value most You ll learn to engage with and overcome painful thoughts and feelings with step by step acceptance and mindfulness based techniques You ll find out how to let go of control, and develop compassion and flexibilityThe realization that painful feelings cannot be controlled will open you to the possibility of fully emotional living Once present, engaged, and aware, you can begin to build new lives for yourself filled with significance and meaning This book is not about overcoming pain or fighting emotions it s about embracing life and feeling everything it has to offer In this way, it offers a way out of suffering by choosing to life a life based on what matters mostSteven C Hayes, PhD is University of Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno An authorthanscientific articles and twenty two books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Relational Frame Theory two books that significantly develop the concepts on which Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life is based His research explores the nature of human language and cognition and their application to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering In , the Institute for Scientific Information reported Hayes among the highest impact psychologist in the world during the years based on the citation impact of his writings