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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Is Self-Compassion More Important Than Self-Esteem?

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Is it important to love yourself? It seems that depends on how you do it. Few concepts in popular psychology have gotten more attention over the las...

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

Behavioral Science and Local Empowerment Are Needed to Help Solve the Ebola Crisis

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

The West African Ebola crisis is holding up a mirror to the world, and what it is reflecting back is worrisome. I was listening to the news reporting ...

Kissing the Banana Trunk: Will You Commit and Act in the Fight Against Ebola?

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Among the problems countries like Sierra Leone face in the battle against Ebola, two strike the American mind as all but incomprehensible: 1.) the widespread skepticism that the disease actually exists and 2.) burial practices that to our eyes are not only clear disease vectors but even a little macabre.

When the Journey to Happiness Stalls, Try Focusing on Meaning

Serina Deen, M.D., MPH | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Serina Deen, M.D., MPH

If you find yourself bogged down on your path to happiness, it may be time to pause and refocus. Instead of tormenting yourself with, "Why can't I be happy?" you could try to be present with all the feelings you're having at this very moment, good, bad, and ugly.

The Science Beneath the Untethered Soul: Defusion

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

The Untethered Soul is one of those backlist anomalies like Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now that just happen to hit a chord.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: A Highly Valuable Contribution Despite Major Flaws

Ron Unger | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Unger

I hope to see future versions of ACT which acknowledge this and which help people find value in, rather than just tolerate, the experiences they once felt compelled to avoid at all costs.

The Role of Values in Eating Disorders Treatment

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Eating disorders are phobic disorders; therefore, we have to challenge the phobia and support patients in confronting their fears. To do so, we must find something they value more than their eating disorder, something that's so important to them that it overrides this anxiety.

Eating Disorder Therapist Emily Sandoz on Accepting the Reality of Bad Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

When I heard word of a self-help workbook in the works about a promising new kind of CBT for body dissatisfaction called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), I made a mental note.

Exploring Sensible Alternatives In Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Only a small percentage of psychotherapy services in the United States are tightly linked to existing scientific knowledge. It is a bit strange if you think of it.

Mindfulness Therapy For Kids: Better For Pain Than Pills?

news.yahoo.com | JOHN CLOUD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Some children, like some adults, have chronic, unexplainable pain. They have backaches every day or their legs and feet hurt every day or their necks ...