Archive | Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Don’t tape over your “check engine” light! Depression signals growth opportunities

Forget everything you thought you knew about depression. Drs. Strosahl and Robinson’s recent book, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living, Second Edition, offers a different (inspiring) lens on how to view depression. In a recent interview, Dr. Strosahl urges […]

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Using Present-Moment-Awareness with Posttraumatic Stress

Editor’s note: The following has been adapted from Inside This Moment: A Clinician’s Guide to Promoting Radical Change Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Link), by Kirk Strosahl, PhD, Patricia Robinson, PhD, and Thomas Gustavsson, MSc.  When severe violations of safety, trust, or vulnerability occur, including outright threats to survival, humans are wired to shut down […]

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The Sanctuary: Present-Moment-Awareness and the Clinical Benefits of Being There

Editor’s note: This article was adapted from Inside This Moment: A Clinician’s Guide to Promoting Radical Change Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (LINK), by Kirk Strosahl, PhD, Patricia Robinson, PhD, and Thomas Gustavsson, MSc.  Mindfulness techniques are often thought of as being synonymous with present-moment-awareness interventions; however, while the two are clearly related, they are […]

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In-Session Escape Routines

Editor’s note: This article was adapted from Inside This Moment: A Clinician’s Guide to Promoting Radical Change Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (LINK), by Kirk Strosahl, PhD, Patricia Robinson, PhD, and Thomas Gustavsson, MSc.  Imagine feeling totally lost with a client. The client has just disclosed an extremely painful story, and you feel stuck about […]

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An Overview of Inside This Moment: Promoting Radical Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Mindfulness has come a long way from the fringes of psychotherapy to a widely used, empirically-supported tool with a host of proven benefits. But when it comes to communicating about present moment experiences and intervening with those experiences, clinicians often fall short. As humans, it’s not surprising that clinicians struggle to stay present enough to […]

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