Values

Remarks from Adm. William McRaven about improving the world!

We thought something inspiring would serve us well this week! Watch this Commencement address from the University of Texas given by Admiral William McRaven. He teaches us lessons about how to make the world a little better by doing the little things well. Enjoy! And remember, you have the power to make a difference in …

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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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Values: What are the things that matter, and how do we decide what to reach for?

Our sixth post in our psychological flexibility series is about values! Something that each one of our previous posts has touched on, but not fully explored. We have covered a lot of material in the last five posts, so let’s do a quick recap: first, remember that psychological flexibility is the process of remaining fully …

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Psychological Flexibility – Acceptance v. Experiential Avoidance

“Metaphorically, acceptance means abandoning digging as a way out of a hole.” People are used to following a whole bunch of rules while we live our lives: you stop at red lights, when there is a line, stand in it, and never propose at someone else’ wedding! But there is an even more basic rule about …

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