Friday, March 16, 2018

ACT Worksheets

ACT--Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, for long--encourages us to stop devoting all our energy to battling our symptoms (say, anxiety or depression) and instead focus on working toward the meaningful goals we set for ourselves. Our symptoms will just have to come along for the ride. Sound interesting? On, find big sets of ACT-oriented worksheets from ACT therapist Russ Harris. Set aside your symptoms for a moment and check them out. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mindfulness Apps

Hey, it's the future. Maybe not everything you're working on mental-health-wise has to be done with pencil and a worksheet or couch and therapist. Take mindfulness meditation practice. It's nice to read about (check out Jon Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go, There You Are, for starters). But even better, having someone to guide you. When that's not available (most of the time), get that guidance with the help of an app. Many have stepped in to make this possible. Some good choices are listed in these articles:
Head Space is the app that seems to be mentioned most among people here in L.A. Try it out. If you find something better, drop a line and say so. Thanks and happy meditating.