Relational Frame Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and a Functional Analytic Definition of Mindfulness

The present article interprets mindfulness from the point of view of the effects of language and cognition on human action. Relational Frame Theory is described to show how human suffering is created by entanglement with the cognitive networks made possible by language....

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MasterClass: Psychological Flexibility and Using ACT

This MasterClass will provide you with a general understanding of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, or ACT. The main objective of ACT is to increase psychological flexibility – the ability to contact with the present moment more fully as a conscious human being, and to change or persist in behavior when doing so serves valued ends....

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Powerpoint Slide: Six Essential Components of ACT, HexaFlex

This a powerpoint slide deck outlining the 6 sub-processes in Acceptance Commitment Therapy known as the Hexaflex

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Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy....

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques—written by its originators....

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Stress Less, Live More: How Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Can Help You Live a Busy yet Balanced Life

I'm never going to finish this project on time. This is hopeless; everything's going wrong. Why do I try to do everything at once? A busy life is full of stressful situations — that's a given. But that doesn't mean there is nothing you can do. Your thoughts can actually affect the way your brain processes stress, for better or worse....

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2014 Video interview with Steve Hayes, PhD on his model, ACT, and empowering individuals

Steve Hayes, PhD discusses his Acceptance and Commitment Training and its contribution to emotional agility.

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2014 Conference Video: Translation Panel of Using Tools and Techniques in Coaching with Steve Hayes PhD and Dan Goleman PhD

2014 Conference Video: Translation Panel  with Dan Goleman, PhD, Steve Hayes, PhD, Carol Kauffman PhD, Margaret Moore, MBA discussing cases, tools and techniques for coaching.

2014 Conference Video: Psychological Flexibility in Coaching with Steven Hayes PhD and Todd Kashdan PhD

Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral flexibility is a key to success in almost every area of life.  This workshop shows how coaches, trainers, and consultants can use acceptance, mindfulness, and values-based training drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Training and from positive psychology to create greater psychological agility so as to ...

Mindfulness without Meditation

Imagine a therapy so hard to classify that it has been described as an ‘existential humanistic cognitive behaviour therapy’....

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