If you are like most people, you probably have days when it seems like nothing is going right, moments when you feel virtually defeated by an endless list of things to do. In these moments our minds may become flooded with doubt, frustration, confusion, and even resentment for all of our responsibilities. We can feel like we are drowning in the abundance of responsibilities afforded by adulthood.

An ACT Perspective on Values, Emily Holden, LPC Intern

Written by Emily Holden, LPC Intern, Supervised by Michelle Holcomb LPC-S

This post was originally written by the author and published in the Austin Mindfulness Blog on March 24, 2015.



What would happen if you placed your hand on a hot stove burner? Would you stand there with your hand on the stove? No. You would probably pull your hand away immediately to avoid getting burned.

Do You Have a Dirty Mind?


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Free Online Course: The ACT Matrix 101 by Kevin Polk, Ph.D.

Hi folks!

I just added a free online training course for called The ACT Matrix 101.

There are currently 7 Videos from Beginning to Advanced topics, including Functional Contextualism (FC) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

No worries, all of the lessons are based on the simple Matrix diagram. 

In the future I will add videos about how to use Matrix worksheets.

Get Facebook Followers Fast

Launch Interaction with Prospective Clients: The Facebook fans are typically thought about as followers on your authorities web page. You could decide on one of the most interested site visitors as well as send out marketing e-mails and also messages utilizing your Facebook messaging center. This is method to stay your consumers educated regarding the services and products you are releasing, brand-new deals, package deals and also a lot more. Entrepreneur must nonetheless recognize, that these mails must not be sent out often to stop over doing as well as disinterest amongst purchasers.

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

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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。


​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。



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

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


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



  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)。


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.





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

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