Nobody enjoys giving bad news

In ACT, creative hopelessness is often a dreadful moment for therapists. It is at the heart of a many supervisions because it is often the therapist who interrupts the process before it has achieved it’s goal, which is to develop…

Distill your anxiety

and extract it’s essence. What if there was more than suffering in this pain ? Here is an example of transformation of function of anxiety through the use of an augmental. A good way to increase variability. John: I am really…

ACT intends to make symptoms go away!

Although not customary, this post is a rant (good lord!). Too often, and even from ACT practitioners and researchers alike, it is stated that ACT “does not intend to make symptoms go away”. It is wrong. If this statement were…

Free yourself from networks’ adaptive peaks

An important part of our behaviors takes place on the internet. We buy, we work, we play, we inform ourselves, we discuss, we pay our bills on the internet. It has become one of our main contexts of action. This…

Beware, false cognate : evolutionary psychology

You may have seen recently the numerous publications of Steven Hayes -founder of ACT and Relational Frame Theory- about the centrality of evolutionary theory to the understanding of symbolic thinking and the promotion of pro-social behavior. I myself have published…