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Life’s challenges are diverse. They may be circumstantial or broad-based. Suffering and lack of momentum are common results of life’s ups and downs. JoAnne Dahl will help guide listeners to spend less time with their problem and more time focusing on ‘values’ based action as in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Opinion leaders from a variety of modalities will join JoAnne for candid discussions focusing on general principles for living as well as specific solutions for difficult problems.

Latest Episodes

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Is prosocial behavior a short cut to valuing? Guest Dr Steve Hayes

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today, in our final program we are going to continue to talk about prosocial behavior. Remember that Prosocial behaviors are those intended to help other people. Prosocial behavior is characterized by a concern about the rights, feelings and welfare of other people. Behaviors that can be described as prosocial include feeling empathy and concern for others and behaving in ways to help or benefit other people. One of the 6 key processes in ACT is valuing. We have found that it is often quite difficult to ask people what makes them happy or what does a person value. It is quite difficult to find empathy for oneself. On the other hand it is quite easy for a person to feel empathy for others and know instinctively how to help another even using minimal language. This program hopefully will bring some insight into how prosocial behavior may be the quickest path to values when working with ACT. Our guest today is none other that Dr Steven Hayes (http://...

33 MIN2014 APR 29
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Is prosocial behavior a short cut to valuing? Guest Dr Steve Hayes

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – What is Prosocial Behavior Guest David Sloan Wilson

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today Iwould like to take up the concept of prosocial behavior. What it is, how is can be trained and what kind of effects it has for us as individuals and as a group, as a nation and on our earth. Prosocial behavior is defined as voluntary behavior intended to benefit another. A social behavior that benefits other people or as a society as a whole. such as helping, sharing donating co-operating and volunteering.These efforts may be motivated by empathy and by concern about the welfare and rights of others or by more selfish desires for example to develop oneself. A recent article in Health Psychology called Motives for Volunteering are associate with Mortality Risk in Older Adults suggest that it is the motive for volunteers that has health promoting effects not simply the behavior of volunteering. Those who volunteered for more self centered reasons for example to benefits themselves had no significant effects on stress and early mortality figur...

26 MIN2014 APR 21
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – What is Prosocial Behavior Guest David Sloan Wilson

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – The Caregiver Syndrome Guest Tom Szabo

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today we are going to talk about the challenging side of caring for others who are at times acting out and acting aggressively towards the caregiver. Several recent studies have shown that caring for others provides resilience to the damaging effects of stress on the heart, for example. But there is also a dark side. This actually has a name Caregiver syndrome or caregiver stress is a condition of exhaustion, anger, rage, or guilt that results from caring for a dependent who acts agressively towards the caregiver.. Almost 66 million Americans are providing care to those that are ill, aged, and/or disabled for an average of 39.2 hours per week. Caregiver syndrome is acute when caring for an individual with behavioral difficulties, Typical symptoms of the caregiver include: fatigue, insomnia, stomach complaints, and so on with the most common symptom being depression. Due to the deterioration (both physical and mental) of these caregivers, health pr...

30 MIN2014 APR 14
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – The Caregiver Syndrome Guest Tom Szabo

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Migration and homesickness Guest Andrew Gloster

According to an article in the British Medical Bulletin, When people migrate from one nation or culture to another they carry their knowledge and expressions of distress with them. On settling down in the new culture, their cultural identity is likely to change and that encourages a degree of belonging; they also attempt to settle down by either assimilation or biculturalism Migration is a process of social change where an individual, alone or accompanied by others, because of one or more reasons of economic betterment, political upheaval, education or other purposes, leaves one geographical area for prolonged stay or permanent settlement in another geographical area. It must be emphasized that migration is not only a trans-national process but can also be rural–urban. Any such process involves not only leaving social networks behind (which may or may not be well established) but also includes experiencing at first a sense of loss, dislocation, alienation and isolation, which will ...

31 MIN2014 APR 7
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Migration and homesickness Guest Andrew Gloster

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with ‘Who You Think You Are’

Who you think you are might be more important than you think. Usually we use the term self in general to refer to how you think about or perceive yourself. To be aware of oneself is to have a concept of oneself. How you define yourself, your beliefs, your values, your limits and so on predicts your behavior. The problem with this is that we all have the tendency to stereotype ourselves and others which naturally restricts and limits us. It is therefore very important that we listen carefully to how we are defining ourselves. Who we think we are is important not because these statements are true but because they may be our greatest obstacle to personal development. Today you are going to meet an expert on this subject: Dr Matthieu Villatte (mailto:matthieu.villatte@gmail.com)is Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology at the University of Louisiana. He is also the Associate Editor - Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

32 MIN2014 MAR 31
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with ‘Who You Think You Are’

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Breast Cancer

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today we are going to continue our series on ACT and Health issues and talk about cancer. Breast cancer. Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts. Worldwide, breast cancer accounts for 22.9% of all cancers. Prognosis and survival rates for breast cancer vary greatly depending on the cancer type, stage, treatment, and geographical location of the patient. Survival rates in the Western world are high;[6] for example, more than 8 out of 10 women (85%) in England diagnosed with breast cancer survive for at least 5 years.[8] In developing countries, however, survival rates are much poorer. Today you will get a chance to listen to how ACT can be used to help women struggling with breast cancer. My guest today is Dr Jen Gregg. (http://www.sjsu.edu/people/jennifer.gregg) Jen is a -Clinical psychologist and associate professor at San Jose State University. -ACT trainer, therapist, a...

28 MIN2014 MAR 24
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Breast Cancer

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Radio Program with Mats Rothman

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today we are continuing on the theme of what happens when you find yourself in a values conflict. When the context around you, whether it is a working place, a relationship, a society or spiritual community places rules on your behavior that don’t coincide with your own values. Recently we had a program with the form catholic priest Maurice Monette discussing his struggle with his own sexual orientation and the policy of the Roman Catholic church that led to his leaving the priesthood. Today I have a similar story for you about an orthopedic surgeon at the top of his career who wanted more than a knife in his toolbox when treating patients with chronic pain. Thinking outside the surgical box forced, once again forced a values conflict and led to a drastic change of course. Today my guest is Dr Mats Rothman (http://www.ltv.se/EPM). Mats is a medical specialist in orthopedic surgery, more specifically, back surgery. He is married, has 4 children wh...

29 MIN2014 MAR 17
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Radio Program with Mats Rothman

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – New ACT book The Diet Trap

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today you are going to have the chance to hear about a new ACT book that has just been released called *the Diet Trap (http://www.amazon.com/Diet-Trap-Psychological-Acceptance-Commitment-ebook/dp/B00H8EO9FS/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392039742&sr=1-3&keywords=joanne+dahl).' This is a self help book for people who are struggling with overweight using the ACT model. It is authored by Jason Lillis, myself and Sandra Weinerland. Jason is the first author and my guest on today’s program. I know that there are masses of books about dieting out there and I hope to give you some insight into this particular book which offers an unique ACT approach. My guest today is the head author of this new book Dr Jason Lillis, (https://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Jason_Lillis) Jason is an Assistant Professor at the Brown Alpert Medical School, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center

28 MIN2014 MAR 10
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – New ACT book The Diet Trap

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with your own feelings when helping others

Struggling with your own avoidance when trying to help others Many of us work with people. Many of us try and help people to develop and grow in different ways. You may be helping children learn difficult things in school or helping patients to learn how to cope with an illness. You may be a parent trying to help you own children to deal with the challenges of life. When we help others, we are often trying to get them to approach challenges openly and courageously rather than let their behaviors be steered by avoidance of fear. What happens when you, the helper, get caught up in your own fears triggered by this situation? Empathy means getting into the perspective of the one you are trying to help and that means you need to feel what they are feeling. It is natural to avoid difficult feelings and without even being aware of it you may be avoiding your own feelings. What happens with your connection with the person you are trying to help when you avoid what you are feeling. Today’s ...

27 MIN2014 MAR 3
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with your own feelings when helping others

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling in Daily Conflicts with Children

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope.Today we are going to discuss about the difficulties involved in parenting. We see on TV and in popular media, often program for ‘so called’ Out of control children. This has resulted in all kinds of treatments for children with the aim of controlling their behavior. Probably children are pretty much the same as they have always been but the context arounds us as parents has changed. Rather than focusing on the undesirable behavior of your child you might want to look at this from a different perspective. How you are interacting with your child. Todays guest is Dr Martin Forster (http://www.forster.se), a clinical research at the Karolinska, licenced psychologist and psychotherapist working with parents and kids. Martin also gives parents advice in a column iDr Martin Forstern the National Swedish daily newspaper.

31 MIN2014 FEB 24
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling in Daily Conflicts with Children

Latest Episodes

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Is prosocial behavior a short cut to valuing? Guest Dr Steve Hayes

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today, in our final program we are going to continue to talk about prosocial behavior. Remember that Prosocial behaviors are those intended to help other people. Prosocial behavior is characterized by a concern about the rights, feelings and welfare of other people. Behaviors that can be described as prosocial include feeling empathy and concern for others and behaving in ways to help or benefit other people. One of the 6 key processes in ACT is valuing. We have found that it is often quite difficult to ask people what makes them happy or what does a person value. It is quite difficult to find empathy for oneself. On the other hand it is quite easy for a person to feel empathy for others and know instinctively how to help another even using minimal language. This program hopefully will bring some insight into how prosocial behavior may be the quickest path to values when working with ACT. Our guest today is none other that Dr Steven Hayes (http://...

33 MIN2014 APR 29
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Is prosocial behavior a short cut to valuing? Guest Dr Steve Hayes

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – What is Prosocial Behavior Guest David Sloan Wilson

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today Iwould like to take up the concept of prosocial behavior. What it is, how is can be trained and what kind of effects it has for us as individuals and as a group, as a nation and on our earth. Prosocial behavior is defined as voluntary behavior intended to benefit another. A social behavior that benefits other people or as a society as a whole. such as helping, sharing donating co-operating and volunteering.These efforts may be motivated by empathy and by concern about the welfare and rights of others or by more selfish desires for example to develop oneself. A recent article in Health Psychology called Motives for Volunteering are associate with Mortality Risk in Older Adults suggest that it is the motive for volunteers that has health promoting effects not simply the behavior of volunteering. Those who volunteered for more self centered reasons for example to benefits themselves had no significant effects on stress and early mortality figur...

26 MIN2014 APR 21
Comments
ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – What is Prosocial Behavior Guest David Sloan Wilson

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – The Caregiver Syndrome Guest Tom Szabo

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today we are going to talk about the challenging side of caring for others who are at times acting out and acting aggressively towards the caregiver. Several recent studies have shown that caring for others provides resilience to the damaging effects of stress on the heart, for example. But there is also a dark side. This actually has a name Caregiver syndrome or caregiver stress is a condition of exhaustion, anger, rage, or guilt that results from caring for a dependent who acts agressively towards the caregiver.. Almost 66 million Americans are providing care to those that are ill, aged, and/or disabled for an average of 39.2 hours per week. Caregiver syndrome is acute when caring for an individual with behavioral difficulties, Typical symptoms of the caregiver include: fatigue, insomnia, stomach complaints, and so on with the most common symptom being depression. Due to the deterioration (both physical and mental) of these caregivers, health pr...

30 MIN2014 APR 14
Comments
ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – The Caregiver Syndrome Guest Tom Szabo

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Migration and homesickness Guest Andrew Gloster

According to an article in the British Medical Bulletin, When people migrate from one nation or culture to another they carry their knowledge and expressions of distress with them. On settling down in the new culture, their cultural identity is likely to change and that encourages a degree of belonging; they also attempt to settle down by either assimilation or biculturalism Migration is a process of social change where an individual, alone or accompanied by others, because of one or more reasons of economic betterment, political upheaval, education or other purposes, leaves one geographical area for prolonged stay or permanent settlement in another geographical area. It must be emphasized that migration is not only a trans-national process but can also be rural–urban. Any such process involves not only leaving social networks behind (which may or may not be well established) but also includes experiencing at first a sense of loss, dislocation, alienation and isolation, which will ...

31 MIN2014 APR 7
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Migration and homesickness Guest Andrew Gloster

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with ‘Who You Think You Are’

Who you think you are might be more important than you think. Usually we use the term self in general to refer to how you think about or perceive yourself. To be aware of oneself is to have a concept of oneself. How you define yourself, your beliefs, your values, your limits and so on predicts your behavior. The problem with this is that we all have the tendency to stereotype ourselves and others which naturally restricts and limits us. It is therefore very important that we listen carefully to how we are defining ourselves. Who we think we are is important not because these statements are true but because they may be our greatest obstacle to personal development. Today you are going to meet an expert on this subject: Dr Matthieu Villatte (mailto:matthieu.villatte@gmail.com)is Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology at the University of Louisiana. He is also the Associate Editor - Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

32 MIN2014 MAR 31
Comments
ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with ‘Who You Think You Are’

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Breast Cancer

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today we are going to continue our series on ACT and Health issues and talk about cancer. Breast cancer. Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts. Worldwide, breast cancer accounts for 22.9% of all cancers. Prognosis and survival rates for breast cancer vary greatly depending on the cancer type, stage, treatment, and geographical location of the patient. Survival rates in the Western world are high;[6] for example, more than 8 out of 10 women (85%) in England diagnosed with breast cancer survive for at least 5 years.[8] In developing countries, however, survival rates are much poorer. Today you will get a chance to listen to how ACT can be used to help women struggling with breast cancer. My guest today is Dr Jen Gregg. (http://www.sjsu.edu/people/jennifer.gregg) Jen is a -Clinical psychologist and associate professor at San Jose State University. -ACT trainer, therapist, a...

28 MIN2014 MAR 24
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Breast Cancer

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Radio Program with Mats Rothman

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today we are continuing on the theme of what happens when you find yourself in a values conflict. When the context around you, whether it is a working place, a relationship, a society or spiritual community places rules on your behavior that don’t coincide with your own values. Recently we had a program with the form catholic priest Maurice Monette discussing his struggle with his own sexual orientation and the policy of the Roman Catholic church that led to his leaving the priesthood. Today I have a similar story for you about an orthopedic surgeon at the top of his career who wanted more than a knife in his toolbox when treating patients with chronic pain. Thinking outside the surgical box forced, once again forced a values conflict and led to a drastic change of course. Today my guest is Dr Mats Rothman (http://www.ltv.se/EPM). Mats is a medical specialist in orthopedic surgery, more specifically, back surgery. He is married, has 4 children wh...

29 MIN2014 MAR 17
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Radio Program with Mats Rothman

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – New ACT book The Diet Trap

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope. Today you are going to have the chance to hear about a new ACT book that has just been released called *the Diet Trap (http://www.amazon.com/Diet-Trap-Psychological-Acceptance-Commitment-ebook/dp/B00H8EO9FS/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392039742&sr=1-3&keywords=joanne+dahl).' This is a self help book for people who are struggling with overweight using the ACT model. It is authored by Jason Lillis, myself and Sandra Weinerland. Jason is the first author and my guest on today’s program. I know that there are masses of books about dieting out there and I hope to give you some insight into this particular book which offers an unique ACT approach. My guest today is the head author of this new book Dr Jason Lillis, (https://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Jason_Lillis) Jason is an Assistant Professor at the Brown Alpert Medical School, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center

28 MIN2014 MAR 10
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – New ACT book The Diet Trap

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with your own feelings when helping others

Struggling with your own avoidance when trying to help others Many of us work with people. Many of us try and help people to develop and grow in different ways. You may be helping children learn difficult things in school or helping patients to learn how to cope with an illness. You may be a parent trying to help you own children to deal with the challenges of life. When we help others, we are often trying to get them to approach challenges openly and courageously rather than let their behaviors be steered by avoidance of fear. What happens when you, the helper, get caught up in your own fears triggered by this situation? Empathy means getting into the perspective of the one you are trying to help and that means you need to feel what they are feeling. It is natural to avoid difficult feelings and without even being aware of it you may be avoiding your own feelings. What happens with your connection with the person you are trying to help when you avoid what you are feeling. Today’s ...

27 MIN2014 MAR 3
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with your own feelings when helping others

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling in Daily Conflicts with Children

Welcome to ACT taking hurt to hope.Today we are going to discuss about the difficulties involved in parenting. We see on TV and in popular media, often program for ‘so called’ Out of control children. This has resulted in all kinds of treatments for children with the aim of controlling their behavior. Probably children are pretty much the same as they have always been but the context arounds us as parents has changed. Rather than focusing on the undesirable behavior of your child you might want to look at this from a different perspective. How you are interacting with your child. Todays guest is Dr Martin Forster (http://www.forster.se), a clinical research at the Karolinska, licenced psychologist and psychotherapist working with parents and kids. Martin also gives parents advice in a column iDr Martin Forstern the National Swedish daily newspaper.

31 MIN2014 FEB 24
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ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling in Daily Conflicts with Children