Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT in Action: 6-Video Series
by Steven Hayes
If you're interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, this in-depth, 6-video series will teach you all you want to know and more. You'll be introduced to the core ACT concepts by Steven Hayes, and learn by watching numerous sessions conducted by Hayes and other leading ACT practitioners with a variety of clients. 



Cognitive Defusion
by Steven Hayes
In this third video of the ACT in Action series, you will learn about the core ACT principle of cognitive defusion—a process of de-fusing from your thoughts and learning to accept them without struggle so that you are free engage with life more consciously and intentionally. 

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Control and Acceptance
by Steven Hayes
In this second video of the ACT in Action series, you will learn how ACT takes on the power of our unruly thoughts and unwanted feelings.  

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Facing the Struggle
by Steven Hayes
In excerpts of sessions with several different clients, Hayes introduces us to creative hopelessness—a process unique to ACT, in which clients examine how controlling and avoiding difficult feelings has diminished the quality of their lives.

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Mindfulness, Self, and Contact with the Present Moment
by Steven Hayes
In this fourth video of the ACT in Action series, you’ll learn about the mindfulness components of ACT.

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Psychological Flexibility
by Steven Hayes
Psychological flexibility—or the ability to make contact with our experiences in the present moment fully and without defense—is the theme unifying the constellation of client issues presented in this final video in the ACT in Action series. 

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Values and Action
by Steven Hayes
In this fifth video in the ACT in Action series, we learn about the importance of values in therapy and how to incorporate them into clinical practice. 

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Embracing Your Demons: An Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
by Russell Harris
ACT trainer Russell Harris distills the essential components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into a simple framework, with case studies to help illustrate the theory and practice of ACT.
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Steven Hayes on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) founder Steven Hayes discusses the history and evolution of ACT and its use as a force for social justice in our complex and pain-filled modern world. 
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