The Final Step & Summary Of The ACT/Acceptance Exercise For Handling Crises

The aim of ACT exercises is to: – Stop struggling with emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead accept them as appropriate responses. – Keep moving towards what is important in your life. Today’s post concludes the steps for handling a crisis, adopted from the STOP exercise from Russ Harris, 2009, www.actmadesimple.com: Slow your breathing – mindfully […]

The Frame Of Mind ACT/Acceptance Therapy Suggests When Handling Crises

The aim of ACT exercises is to: – Stop avoiding and struggling with emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead expect them to return and accept them as appropriate responses to certain situations. – Make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important in our lives regardless of unavoidable accidents, obstacles or losses. Crises are […]

More About The Importance Of Meaning For Handling Stressors In Life

Today’s post continues with Antonovsky’s concept Sense of Coherence that focuses on handling stressors and how health can be increased (see link to Mittelmark et al in earlier posts for research in this field). What determines whether stress will be harmful or not is whether or not the stress violates our sense of coherence. This […]

Another Important Question From ACT To Help Oneself In Crisis

The aim of ACT exercises is to: – Stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead expect them to return and accept them as appropriate responses to certain, often unavoidable, situations. – Make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important and enriching in our lives regardless of unavoidable […]

How To Use Understanding As A Tool For Handling Stressors

Today’s post continues with Antonovsky’s concept Sense of Coherence that focuses on handling stressors and how health can be increased (see link to Mittelmark et al in earlier posts for research in this field). What determines whether stress will be harmful or not is whether or not the stress violates our sense of coherence. This […]

A Summary Of The STOP Exercise From ACT For Handling Crises

The aim of ACT exercises is to: – Stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead expect them to return and accept them as appropriate responses to certain, often unavoidable, situations. – Make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important and enriching in our lives regardless of unavoidable […]

The Last 2 Steps Of 4 For Handling Crises With An ACT Exercise

The aim of ACT exercises is to: – Stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead expect them to return and accept them as appropriate responses to certain, often unavoidable, situations. – Make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important and enriching in our lives regardless of unavoidable […]