Month: May 2021

Embracing Your Demons: an Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Written by Russell Harris)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is one of the recent mindfulness-based behaviour therapies shown to be effective with a diverse range of clinical conditions. In contrast to the assumption of ‘healthy normality’ of Western psychology, ACT assumes that the psychological processes of a normal human mind are often destructive and create psychological suffering. Symptom reduction is…
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Human Pain and Human Vitality (From the March 5, 2007 issue of the Sunday Telegraph in the UK)

Nearly 30 years ago I had my first panic attack. A productive and reasonably successful young academic, I soon found myself struggling to give a lecture, to speak on the phone, or to ride in an elevator. From the outside I appeared calm – but on the inside I felt I was dying. Literally. Sitting…
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