So often we find ourselves dwelling on events from the past or stressing about things that have not happened yet. The problem is focusing on the past or the future can prevent us from being able to enjoy our present.
I’ve been thinking about how “we are all works in progress”. Depending on where I have been at in my life there have been times when that statement filled me with a sense of comfort and relief. Other times it made me feel exhausted and overwhelmed. When that statement gives me comfort and relief, I […]
Don’t believe everything you think! “Fish swim in water naturally. They don’t ‘know’ they are under water, they just swim. Thinking is like this for human beings. Thoughts are our water. We are so immersed in them that we are hardly aware they are there. Swimming in our thoughts is our natural state. You can’t […]
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? In my personal journey as a therapist, I have studied and used many different approaches, techniques, and therapeutic theories. The one approach that has consistently “spoken to me” or “felt like the truth” is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In my work, I do not dogmatically adhere to […]