The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris is the book that first introduced me to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. And I had something of a love/hate relationship with it. It’s interesting to me that if you look at the reviews over at amazon or Good Reads, my response seems to be…

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The ACT Approach to Self-Acceptance

In Psychology Today, Dr. Barbara Markway shares Three surprising, simple ways to increase self-acceptance. According to Dr. Hayes, the key skill in self-acceptance involves being able to shift perspectives. We have to move our focus from a judgmental stance, to a more neutral, observing stance. Our brains evolved with the…

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The Six Core Processes of ACT

For those unfamiliar, here is a link to an article discussing the 6 core processes of ACT. The general goal of ACT is to increase psychological flexibility – the ability to contact the present moment more fully as a conscious human being, and to change or persist in behavior when…

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