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Becoming Okay (When You're Not Okay): A Step-by-Step Guide to Decrease Suffering and Develop Acceptance

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“A powerfully detailed method of dealing with life’s pains and injustices.” Kirkus Book Reviews

There is a difference between pain and suffering. Pain happens to all who are alive, while suffering depends on how we respond to our pain.
Pain is often part of living; yet, humans naturally resist pain and – in the process of resisting – create more pain for themselves and th
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Kindle Edition, 553 pages
Published March 16th 2018 by BCS
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Lorena
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
We can't avoid pain, but we can learn how not to turn our pain into suffering, and this book provides a clear path for doing so. Time and time again I have had friends, coaches, therapists, and healthcare providers tell me that I need to learn acceptance, but this is the first time I have ever had anyone provide specific, easy-to-understand steps I could follow to learn how to do that.

Dr. Bryan Bushman's approach incorporates aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavi
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Katherine Parsons
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I'm not always the biggest fan of self-help books, as I feel like they can often be too bogged down by cliche and attempts at positive thinking to address the realistic state that most self-help readers are in. In other words, they are openly written about 'becoming okay', but rarely acknowledge that they're intended for 'when you're not okay'. I think this is something that Bushman addresses beautifully.

This book is not full of platitudes but real, down-to-earth m
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Tricia
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, even though I’m not usually one for self-help books. I especially appreciated the tone Bushman took with his writing; I felt like I was having a conversation with an old friend. I also felt that Bushman’s writing was very straightforward and honest, he was clear right up front that he incorporated other sources into his text. I also respected the way he uses religion to complement his advice, as well as scientific principles, but is very clear that he’s not trying to co ...more
Rekha
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Becoming Okay (when you're not Okay) is an interesting book on how to deal with pain and suffering. I loved the detailed description of SIFT, TIRED and ACCEPT. I also loved the Rose metaphor that the author, Bryan Bushman, has used to explain suffering and pain. The extensive examples to describe situations and why people behaved so was an eye-opener. Becoming Okay (When you're not Okay) is also a book about self-love. It is okay to be not okay. It is okay to accept things the way they are, but ...more
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