Hayes, 2002

Printer-friendly version
APA Citation: 

Hayes, S. C. (2002). Buddhism and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 9, 58-66.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
Publication Type: 
Article
Language: 
English
Keyword(s): 
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Buddhism, suffering, behavioral processes, scientifc groundings
Abstract: 

The philosophy, basic theory, applied theory, and technology of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are briefly described. Several issues relevant to Buddhist teachings - the ubiquity of human suffering, the role of attachment in suffering, mindfulness, wholesome actions, and self - are examined in relation to ACT. In each case there are clear parallels. Given that a major focus in the development of ACT has been on the identification of basic behavioral processes that make sense of acceptance and defusion-based treatments, these parallels suggest that the basic account may also provide a scientific grounding within the behavioral tradition for a range of Buddhist concepts and practices.

This page contains attachments restricted to ACBS members. Please join or login with your ACBS account.