Publication Date: 21/04/2023 ISBN: 9781839974328 Category:

Accepting Gender

Alex Stitt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: 21/04/2023 ISBN: 9781839974328 Category:
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Sometimes it is difficult to identify and express our genuine gender identity. When we don’t fit the ideal, the gender role, or the social script, we can feel trapped in ourselves. This “stuck” feeling is often reinforced by intrusive thoughts, mental rigidity, and self-judgement. Where do you even begin?

Non-binary counselor, Alex Stitt, lays the foundations for addressing these feelings with reflective exercises and activities rooted in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that help you understand what gender is, the spectrum of different gender identities, how to identify and accept your gender, coming out, self-actualization and much more.

This interactive and humanizing workbook will help you identify your values so you can accept and embody what’s most important to you in your gender exploration.

Publisher Review

Accepting Gender is an amazing follow-up to ACT for Gender Identity, providing clear, grounded, and practical exercises for anyone exploring their gender identity, expression, or embodiment in the world. -- Matthew D. Skinta, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Roosevelt University, author of Contextual Behavior Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minority Clients Life is a journey that asks you "Will I take me as I am?" This kind and gentle volume explores your ideas about gender while cultivating a posture of openness and curiosity about what it's like to be you. Well-written, sure-footed, and knowledgeable, it never encourages easy or quick answers at the expense of deeper questions. Instead, it validates and affirms the experiences of gender-explorative and gender-diverse people in a self-reflective and naturally nuanced and layered way. Based on the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy skills of psychological flexibility, it walks beside you as a kind of skilled and trusted mental tour guide, suggesting one creative exercise in self-exploration after another. And if you choose to disclose and act on what you learn, this book will keep walking with you through that part of the journey as well. I love this book. This is the place to start. -- Steven C. Hayes, PhD, Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno Originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and author of A Liberated Mind

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