The creator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dr. Steven C. Hayes, joins the show to help us explore how to use techniques from this powerful approach to therapy to address major challenges and improve our wellbeing.
About our Guest: Dr. Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis program at the Department of Psychology of the University of Nevada. He’s the creator of ACT, and the author of 44 books and over 600 scientific articles. His most recent book is A Liberated Mind: How To Pivot Toward What Matters, an essential guide to ACT.
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2:25: The basics of ACT
5:30: The Lord of the Rings and psychological flexibility
7:15: Accepting our own history
10:45: How can we accept painful things?
13:45: Language, technology, and how it gets in the way
18:00: Coming into the present moment
21:00: Determinism, autonomy, and agency
26:30: How can we make change last?
29:30: Steven’s experience with accepting tinnitus
34:45: How to keep growing when the world pushes back
45:30: Giving people an opportunity to impress you
53:30: Pitfalls while using ACT
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