...There cannot be right or wrong values because, by definition, your values are how you are evaluating your own behavior. Values are the ruler.

...Feelings are not good guides for behavior...If you chose to be a loving partner but decide to be loving only when feeling...

Some of the comments posted to this video are funny. One of my favourites is, "Yep, lock the door and he comes through the window, lock the window and he jumps the fence..."  It's funny because it's true!


The video is titled as an ACT metaphor though it may not be clea...

Steven Hayes, one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) explains how understanding the processes of psychological flexibility which ACT targets, is important outside the therapeutic setting: "anywhere that a human mind goes, these processes go."


The "acceptance" in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is not about condoning mistreatment; it isn't about resignation; it isn't about wallowing: acceptance is about openness to experience. Acceptance is about being willing to experience ourselves fully, to experi...

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"It's time for us to put down the idea that we have to think well of ourselves at all times to be mature, successful, functional, mentally healthy ind...

When self-esteem is elusive: self-compassion

January 11, 2015

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