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Why High Self-Esteem Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

You might have looked at the title of this article and thought “but wait, isn’t working on achieving high self-esteem an important part of therapy?”
 
The answer to this query, from an Acceptance and Commitment based therapy perspective, is no. You...

Barriers to Acceptance

Acceptance is a powerful tool. It enables us to let go, to move forward, to refocus, to feel empowered, and perhaps most importantly, to find a sense of peace within our own reality. That being said, acceptance is a word...

Interoceptive Therapy for Panic Attacks

Heart pounding. Light headed. Lungs starving for air. Shaking. Sweating. About to throw up. On the verge of passing out. Chest pains. Hands are tingling. Feet are numb. Sure you’re about to drop dead at any moment, yet unsure if...

Why Being Happy Is an Unhelpful Goal

So often we ask ourselves, what’s the point? What does it matter? Who cares? We slip into a dull cycle of redundancy and cynicism. Our emotions seem to direct our actions in efforts to achieve one common goal – happiness...

The Importance of Authentic Feeling

Sometimes we lose ourselves in ideas, concepts that our brain creates to make reality less painful than it is. We disguise our fears and perceived weaknesses in an attempt to appear as though nothing can bring us down. Nothing can...