What are you gonna do about difficult thoughts and feelings?
“Life ask us questions. And probably one of the most important questions it ask us is ”what are you gonna do about difficult thoughts and feelings?” If you are feeling ashamed or anxious, life just asked you a question. (…)
And the answer to that question says a lot about the trajectories of our lives wether or not they are going to unfold in a positive way that moves towards prosperity, love, freedom, contribution or downward into pathology and despair… and you have within you a great answer to that question or at least the seed of it.
But you also have this arrogant, storytelling, problemsolving, analytic judgmental mind between your ears that does not have the answer and is constantly tempting you into taking the wrong direction…”
Listen to the TEDx talk where Steven Hayes from a scientific and a personal perspective unfolds how psychological flexibility can be the answer to the question – ”what are you gonna do about difficult thoughts and feelings?”
Steven C. Hayes is a Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis program at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. He is the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a popular evidence-based form of psychotherapy that uses mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based methods.