Jason Lillis, PhD, is assistant professor of research at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a clinical psychologist at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. He is the author of Mindfulness and Acceptance for Treating Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns and The Diet Trap. JoAnne Dahl, PhD, is professor of psychology at Uppsala University, Sweden.
JoAnne is a clinical psychologist specializing in behavior medicine. She is the author of The Diet Trap and ACT and RFT in Relationships.
Sandra M. Weineland, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and doctor of psychology at Linköping University, Sweden. She is a specialist in psychotherapy.
“We do not need to be informed about all the problems involved with being overweight. What we do need are positive messages on how to approach this problem without making it worse and adding more burdens to our lives. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) offers a different message than the usual one. We are encouraged not to struggle in vain, but rather to build a new way of life. This book by Lillis, Dahl, and Weineland is a substantial contribution for persons who are searching for a new way of approaching their weight problems.” – Gerhard Andersson, PhD, professor in the department of behavioral sciences and learning at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
“In this book, Lillis, Dahl, and Weineland provide a new and refreshing perspective on the struggle to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. They offer a radically new approach with practical exercises based on acceptance, self-compassion, and behavior change. The book conveys hope, outlines a realistic way of living a valued life, and takes a functional approach toward weight regulation and a healthy lifestyle. Read this book if you are concerned about your shape and weight: choose life!” -Ata Ghaderi, professor of clinical psychology at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden