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Tinnitus is Music (Part Three)

As I shared in my last two columns, I used to suffer with tinnitus but not any longer. I still have it. Like I have baldness and other symptoms of being 57 years old. It is present like the clouds in the sky are present or the sound of traffic is present. The sound is still there. But I no longer suffer with it. Not even a little. The ringing is still there but I have not suffered with it since that morning eight years ago when I woke up to the lesson it was trying to teach me. I got it. I still get it. And it is one of the best things that ever happened to me.

Tinnitus is Music (Part Two)

My dear brother Jim married Karen in June of 2005 in Denver, Colorado. In the months leading up to the wedding I was living in my own private hell. Few knew how much I suffered.

From nowhere it seemed, as I described in my previous column, my brain or my inner ear decided it would be a good idea to turn on a high-pitched siren, like a kid pulling a prank, and then walk away and let it ring for…let’s see…freaking ever.

Tinnitus is Music (Part One)

I can’t tell you what year it was. Maybe 1995 but it doesn’t really matter. I was in the first decade of my private practice, long enough to be established but short enough to still feel like a novice on occasion. “Sam” found me because he heard I was proficient in something called cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. It isn’t that common for a client to ask a therapist about his therapeutic approach but in those days, if queried, that was my response.

Interventions psychologiques Basées sur la Pleine Conscience (IBPC) en Médecine Générale (Mégé)

Place des Interventions psychologiques Basées sur la Pleine Conscience (IBPC) en Médecine Générale (MG):
Le cas d'un adolescent souffrant de fatigue avec décrochage scolaire

Olivier Bernard, Médecin généraliste, UCL (1994)

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Demystifying ACT workshop - Baldwin, NY - June 4th - See the flyer attachment

You can register online through Eventbrite:
http://goo.gl/yHDZQa
 

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Carmen Luciano interviews Kelly Wilson in Madrid

ACT and Buddhology

学习ACT的过程中,越发感到佛学的影子,似乎这是东方与西方,现代与传统,科学与 佛学的对应。初步思考,必有诸多主观臆断,愿与ACT学者、佛学高僧大德及居士交流切磋。

一、佛学的四法印与ACT的基本假设

​四法印,又作四法本末、四忧檀那,佛教四法门为:一切和合事物皆无常(诸行无常); 一切情绪皆苦(诸漏皆苦); 一切事物皆无自性(诸法无我); 涅槃超越概念(涅槃寂静)。

ACT的基本假设:1、一切都在变化,语言和僵化的规则成为问题根源;2、痛苦是常态,痛是机体反应无法消除,苦是言语所致,可以减少,一切情感只是反应结果,只有接纳;2、“我 ”可以 解构为“概念化自我+经验自我+观察自我”,经验自我时刻在变,概念自我变化较慢,只有观察自我才是不变的;4、观察自我是无内容的、无边界的、恒久的,如同涅槃寂静。

二、佛学的六盖​(五毒+我执)和ACT的六边病理模型

​佛学中所说的五毒心是指贪、嗔、痴、慢、疑五种心,这五种心会使我们造作恶业,就像毒药会妨碍我们修行,故称为五毒。因为有了它们的存在,修行人的本心本觉将会被遮蔽,肯定就不可能明心见性了。

Demystifying ACT webinar handout

Hi Folks,

I've posted the slides for my webinar Demystifying ACT.  If you have questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with me.  I am planning on making this webinar available as a "studio version" in the near future.  Stay tuned!

 

D.J. Moran

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" Between stimulus and response there is a space... make a difference, be on the moment"

" Between stimulus and response there is a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Victor Franklin

Blog Post Number One: You should put a blog on it

So, my web designer, and all round great guy, Paul has advised me that if thinkPSYCHOLOGY is going to have a website, it should probably have a blog on it. I am told that dynamic content is good and that visitors to websites like to see new stuff from time to time. For any followers of Albert Ellis' theory on the unhelpful nature of rigid demands (the lists of "shoulds" and "musts" we so often allow to run our lives for us), rest assured that Paul is saying "should" by way of recommendation rather than demand. At least I think he is.

New Resolution for the New Year...

“Peace- it does mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”- Anonymous

Sobre la terapia de pareja

En el siguiente enlace podréis encontrar información más detallada y estudios técnicos sobre la psicología aplicada a la terapia de pareja terapiasdepareja.es

Gaining More Followers On Facebook

Launch Interaction with Possible Clients: The Facebook fans are normally thought about as followers on your authorities web page. You could select one of the most interested site visitors and also send out advertising e-mails and also messages utilizing your Facebook messaging center. This is means to stay your consumers notified regarding the services and products you are introducing, brand-new deals, bundles as well as far more. Businessmen need to nevertheless comprehend, that these mails must not be sent out regularly to avoid over doing as well as disinterest amongst customers.

New Years Resolution & Self-Compassion

New Years Resolution & Self-Compassion
By Clinical Psychologist Dr James Kirby

When the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve we all celebrate and enjoy the moment. However, not long after, we get met with that dreaded question?

So what are your New Years Resolutions?

Teaching ACT Courses to the Public

As of Sept 2014 I have just started teaching an ACT course at an active senior center and a course proposal I submitted for an ACT course at a local college in community education has just been accepted. I would like very much to connect with other ACT clinicians who are doing the same so we can share ideas.

Four ways Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can help people struggling with suspicious thoughts

Feeling on edge while walking down an empty street at night; thinking you are being gossiped about at work; feeling like you need to be on guard around certain people… Worrying that others are intending to do us harm is a surprisingly common experience.

接納與承諾療法(Acceptance and commitment therapy)簡介

2014/8/29翻譯自en.wikipedia.org

接納與承諾療法(Acceptance and commitment therapy, ACT, 通常不拆開來念,而是直接發act的音),是一種用在心理治療的臨床行為分析(clinical behavior analysis, CBA))形式。它是一個有實證基礎的心理介入法,使用不同的接納(acceptance)與正念(mindfulness)策略,以及承諾(commitment)與行為改變策略(behavior-change strategies),用來增進心理彈性(psychological flexibility)。這個治療取向一開始稱為(心理的)廣泛距離化(comprehensive distancing)。是在1980年代後期,由Steven C. Hayes、Kelly G. Wilson與Kirk Strosahl所發展出來的。

Adolescent purpose

One of the great advances offered by conextual sciences is the recognition of the importance of value/purpose in all of our lives. The attached article from Child Development Perspectives provides some insight into how a sense of purpose is also being acknowledged within applied developmental science.  I really can't think of a more important role for social scientists than that of promoting a sense of purpose in our youth.

Frank Masterpasqua

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寫給對接納與承諾療法(acceptance & commitment therapy)有興趣的你/妳

Author:蘇益賢(臨床心理師)@ 台灣
Su Yi-Hsien, Clinical Psychologist, Taiwan
*歡迎轉載此文,但請保留全文*

前言

  每位助人工作者,在學習與實務的路上,都會慢慢找到一套自己喜愛或感興趣的治療觀點。無論是衷愛其一,或者是站在折衷/整合的角度海納百川都好。我們會想深入認識這些理論,都是因為這些學派背後有些概念深深的吸引著我們。這個ACT就是筆者目前正在努力探究的方向。

  接納與承諾療法(Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,ACT)是由美國心理學家Steven C. Hayes與他的同事在90年代發展出來的治療理論。ACT源於歷史悠久的行為療法,它是在認知行為療法(第二波行為療法)後被發展出來的新產物,因此被稱為行為療法的第三浪潮(third wave,還包含MBCT、DBT、MBSR等治療取向)。

  以下狀況的讀者,可能會對ACT感到興趣:

ACT for aspergers syndrome

Hi all

 

This is my first post!  Does anyone know of any research/books that use ACT when seeing clients with diagnosis of Aspergers?. I work in Primary care and we are receiving a lot of referrals to treat anxiety and depression within this population.

Any help much appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Sarah

Looking At The Moon

“The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.”
       ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why don’t therapists use exposure? And how psychological flexibility can help.

Exposure is one of the most important and effective components in cognitive behavioural therapies for anxiety disorders, supported by decades of research. And yet it is under-used in clinical practice. Why?

Well, it isn’t just that many therapists use approaches that are not evidence-based. It seems that even those therapists who have been trained, end up not using exposure routinely. It is likely that exposure is the first empirically supported method that therapists stop doing soon after their training.

Guidance please on studies

Hi all

by proxy symptom reduction

Just wondering if anyone knows off hand act outcome studies that have shown a reduction in symptoms even thought this was not the aim of the intervention per se. I am writing an evaluation of WRAP groups and want to discuss the link between its "recovery" ethos and that of act . Any  sign posting in the right direction would be much appriciated . 

5 Barriers to Change

The idea of change in the standard model of health is fairly simplistic. You take a dysfunctional behaviour and replace it with a functional one. Or worse, you take a dysfunctional thought and replace it with a functional, adaptive one. This approach works well if you are fixing cars or washing machines, but with a human being it is bound to fail. And guess who is left feeling a failure each time.

PR Power

How is it that people end up doing things that they know are bad for them? Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, people know that drinking too much will lead to problems. Over eating will definitely lead to being overweight and all the problems that come with that. Overspending at the shops will cause money problems later on. Yet the reality is that most people behave like this- its normal! More...

Hope this is useful

Mark

3x3x3 Technique

One of the features of Autopilot is that it has a focus on the short-term. And usually the worse a person feels then the more Autopilot wants a really simple solution that is going to work in the very immediate future. Quite likely this is a feature of evolution in that it was going to be way more important to think about running away from a predator, or other threat, than to think about the longer term. In my opinion our fight/flight system is beautifully efficient when you look at it in detail. More...

Introducing: ACTivate ACT with Radiant Thinking

How does radiant thinking, often called Mind Mapping© (Buzon, T., 1970), apply to the ACT model and RFT? When working with the natural way the mind likes to operate, which is non-linear, radiant thinking allows for the expansion of the creative process. The goal is to let the mind get outside the box of fear. The simple process of drawing a Mind Map is expanding as a stand-alone endeavor. That being said, you can see the map continues to grow bigger and bigger with each new word and each new line that is drawn on the paper.

The V Word

As you may know I tend not to use the V word to do values work, as it can lead people towards stories about values. Thus we can hear ideas like ‘I have a values conflict’, or ‘I have no values’. Instead I use the term ‘directions’ as it speaks to a felt sense in the moment that describes the type of energy the person is experiencing whilst they are in motion. In the Matrix language we describe these two forms of energy sensations as towards or away. More...

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