The Nature of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Video

Steven Hayes, professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, explains why ACT has the ability to treat people suffering from all sorts of psychological issues.
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The Nature of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy It’s an argument about theory and processes but the processes are the ones we’ve been talking about in form, what we think of ourselves and what we should encourage in our children, what we should try to put in to the culture. And I think really we’ve been through a time when we thought we could think our way out of this and kind of think clearly and that would solve the problem and detect logical errors and that would solve the problem. We thought of this suffering as a problem of sort of dysfunctional cognitions. I think we’re coming into times that where it has to do with how you stand in relationship to your own world within and then relationship to those around you and the world without. And I believe that these are the things that we need to put into our school. Education and do a psychotherapy and into our culture more, finding a way to not be so harsh and judgmental so objectifying and dehumanizing. Constantly focused within and trying to get these difficult thoughts and feelings to go away. Or focus without, and objectifying and dehumanizing others. So the core of the controversy is, is it more powerful to take an acceptance and mind from this base approach are compared to cognitive and emotional change approach when we’re dealing with these problems. So I think the evidence is more in our favor, especially the process evidence. And I think if you look at whether culture is going, there’s a reason why Elkhart Tully is on Oprah. There’s a reason why the Purpose Driven Life is a best seller, quite apart from appealing the evangelicals and the Christianity that’s into this. That’s also, there’s a yearning for meaning, for values, and for mind from this an acceptance because we’ve created a modern world where our children are exposed to 10, 20, 30 times the number of words that our great grandfathers were exposed to. And works published in a single day or two to more horror on our internet web pages then our great grandfathers were exposed to in decades of living. And we have not created modern minds for that modern world. Science and Technology has just dumped us—at on us. And I think people yearn for—I think you see it in what’s popular, you know and why are people wanting to learn about meditation and you know why are they going on mine from this retreats and why are they talking about a Purpose Drive Life that’s because they know more needs—more is needed in the modern world. And that’s the core of the controversy. I think it’s pretty clear and how things are moving in purpose for our treatments that we’re going to be speaking to the culture and the different voice. It’s not going to be the Lucy-Goosy voice of the ‘60s but it’s going to have some echoes of some of the deeper chronicle and spiritual and religious traditions that have wisdom in it. If we’re not going to get there through religious means and things to that kind which greatly as we can in the West we’re going to have to find a way to put in the culture in a different way because we need something right now. Other than you have another cable shout cast and or you have another internet web page showing us this solutely done, the actresses’ rear end. I mean the amount of sort of judgment and harshness that’s in our culture, we need something that’s prophylactic for that and I think that’s what’s inside this new methods.

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