John P. Forsyth

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John P. Forsyth, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and trainer in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness practices to cultivate mind, body, and spiritual wellness. For over 20 years, his work has focused on developing ACT and mindfulness practices to alleviate human suffering, awaken the human spirit, and to nurture psychological health and vitality. His personal journey and experience, balanced with practical insights grounded in scientific evidence, offers hope to those wishing to find a path out of suffering and into wholeness.

He has written several popular ACT books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (for mental health professionals), and three self-help books for the public: The M
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John P. Forsyth I've found that the best way to move with writer's block is to write. The "block" is a judgment the mind creates. It says "you should go forward and…moreI've found that the best way to move with writer's block is to write. The "block" is a judgment the mind creates. It says "you should go forward and cannot do so. So, don't bother. Stay blocked!"

It can be useful to see writing as a process; one that evolves over time. Some days I write a lot. Others, I sit blankly, staring at the computer screen. It is during those times when the "block" seems like a real barrier.

So, I have learned to be gentle with myself. Whether it's one word or a thousand, eventually the words will add up over time. The important thing is to commit to writing as a process.

When I feel stuck writing, I sometimes shift to writing about something else. Maybe an email, a list, a journal entry, or even a poem. This shift can create a sense of flow and get the process moving. Then, I may go back to what it was I wished to write about to begin with, with fresh eyes and more spaciousness.

But whatever you do, don't let "I'm blocked" stand between you and your voice, your contribution, your abiding passion. Connect with why writing is important, and let the activity of self-expression through a written medium be about that.

Focus on the process of writing and the outcomes will eventually take care of themselves.

Peace ~ John(less)
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Anxiety Happens by John P. Forsyth
"Fun fact about this book: I totally ruined my copy from the library from having it in my purse and having an eyeliner brush ruin the ends. When I reported the book as destroyed the lady and me had a good laugh at the irony of the whole situation...." Read more of this review »
Anxiety Happens by John P. Forsyth
" Thank you for lovely comments Neelam. You are right - everyone gets tripped up by anxiety and fear now and then. These emotions are powerful and can e ...more "
Anxiety Happens by John P. Forsyth
"A wonderful guide on 52 ways you can use to move beyond fear and find peace of mind in your life, especially for those who suffer from anxiety. I believe every person these days at some point will experience anxiety or fear. It is always better to..." Read more of this review »
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by John P. Forsyth
"The meditation exercises and various other exercises are pretty great."
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by John P. Forsyth
"I used this book in my weekly therapy sessions and it was extremely helpful. It's a completely different approach to anxiety that simply MAKES SENSE! I highly recommend finding a therapist who is familiar with Acceptance Commitment Therapy and usi..." Read more of this review »
Anxiety Happens by John P. Forsyth
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John P. Forsyth, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy




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