You don’t have to have depression to be familiar with the cycles of negative thoughts;
self shame, blame, doubt and self-criticism.
But having depression makes it all worse.
Guest and author Dr. Steven C. Hayes explains how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
can help you “get out of your mind and into your life.”
In his workbook by that name, Dr. Hayes defines the ACT process as one
that hinges on the distinction between pain and suffering.”
In it, and this episide he helps us “learn to let go of your struggle against pain,
assess your values, and then commit to acting in ways that further those values.”
It’s 21-minutes that could help you regain control over your controlling thoughts.