Clients come to our offices to feel better. But to be human is to know pain--especially insofar as pain points toward what matters to us (we don't worry about Netflix going out of business, we worry about our loved ones, careers, or the planet). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches clients to live better even if they don't feel better. Using six core processes, ACT builds psychological flexibility so clients we can let go of the fight against pain, stop being bullied by their inner critics, imposter voices, and 'I'm not good enough' stories, and move toward a life worth living--one characterized by meaning, purpose, and vitality. ACT has become increasingly popular as evidence has mounted supporting its efficacy for a number of clinical presentations (e.g., anxiety, depression, tinnitus, chronic pain, interpersonal issues, psychosis and more). Its focus on values and use of metaphors and experiential exercises brings ACT to life in salient and meaningful ways.
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|Manual - Helping Clients Live Mighty Lives (2.8 MB)||20 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Transcript (136 KB)||22 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Jill Stoddard, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management. She is the author of two books: Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance and The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner’s Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Stoddard is an award-winning teacher, peer-reviewed ACT trainer, and co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast. She is a frequent podcast guest, regular contributor to Psychology Today, and has had her writing appear in Scary Mommy, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, and Mindful Return. Dr. Stoddard received her PhD from Boston University in 2007.
Financial: Jill Stoddard is the founder and director for The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management. She is an author and receives royalties. Dr. Stoddard receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jill Stoddard is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America; Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science; and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
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