Mindfulness

Psychological Flexibility – Revisiting the old before the new

Psychological flexibility: the process of remaining fully in contact with the present moment, in a way that helps us act out behavior that is in line with our values, even in the face of difficult thoughts/emotions.   What are the things that can get in our way? Have you ever wished that you could control …

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Committed action – The final piece of our puzzle

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a behavioral therapeutic approach. The goal is to support people in establishing patterns of behavior that result in a fulfilling and meaningful life. Often, it is the case that moving toward goals we set for ourselves can be very difficult—think New Years Resolutions! The reason New Years Resolutions can …

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Self as Context: The observing-self v. the conceptualized-self

“Tell me a little bit about yourself…” is a standard question when meeting a new person in just about any context. Whether it is at a job interview, a party, school, or a first date, we all want to know a little bitabout the person we are with, and that question seems to be a non-confrontational …

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Mindfulness & flexible contact with the present moment

Our minds are constantly pulling us into the past, to relive different moments from our lives; or into the future, where we wonder about what possibilities could be out there. Although the ability think about the future is one of the great developments in human history it is not an ability that is free of …

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