“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides us with the tools to practice cognitive defusion, which is the willingness to let go of the attachment and over-identification with thoughts that cause suffering.  When fusion to thoughts becomes problematic, those thoughts become “true” and “real” in…

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“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.” – Jonatan Mårtensson When emotions seem overwhelming or painful, it is a natural response to want to avoid these emotions as much as possible.  After all, who would “want” to feel angry, sad, or anxious?  The paradox…

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” – Henry David Thoreau Most of us spend a large amount of our daily lives working towards “doing stuff” and “getting things done.”  We may even become extraordinarily efficient and skilled in our ability to multitask and accomplish…

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“There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden, or even your bathtub.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Visualizations allow us to create mental scenes or images that promote a sense of general relaxation and well-being.  We all…

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