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ACT Stage 5 – Values

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) “We can select a valued action, never mind we’re feeling flat. Because a mood is only fleeting and there’s more to us than that. Corinne Shields  6 Core Psychological Flexibility Processes Stage 1 – Acceptance, to allow unwanted states/events/experiences to come and go without fighting them. Stage 2 – Defusion, […]

ACT Stage 2 – Defusion

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) “When you accept things you have no control of, you give yourself the freedom to focus on things you do.”Aimmee Kodachian As we discussed in the previous Mental Health Musings, ACT is basically built on the concept of Psychological Flexibility. In short, psychological flexibility means that connect with the present […]

Introduction to ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) “What we need to learn to do is to look at thought, rather than from thought.”Steven C. Hayes. Clients and other therapists who know me know that I consider myself an “eclectic” therapist, i.e., one who utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities, rather than just one form of therapy. As […]

Holiday Season 2022

An oldie, but a goodie 😉 From 2021 (with changes to reflect 2022) Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark on a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” – John Boswell I love the Holiday season, and remember well my own […]