The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Transforming your life through acceptance, mindfulness, and values.
Steven C. Hayes Ph.D.
The power of choosing a values guide. A quick exercise to get direction, motivation, and purpose.
Knowing your values is important for a rich life. But what if your values are bad?
Our current understanding of mental illness is deeply flawed. Here's how to think differently.
Racism is not just a failure of perspective taking and empathy; it is a failure to feel openly. It is time to take a knee and to feel the pain of others.
The pandemic is a mental challenge. Here are the psychological pivots to help you come out on top.
Staying at home can have a severe impact on our mental well-being. Here's what these impacts are, and how you can deal with them.
There is a simple but effective scientifically-proven trick to get control over bad habits.
The coronavirus is taking a huge toll on us. Here's what you can do about it.
The first weeks of making a change can be the hardest. Here's how to build new habits that stick.
Here are proven tools and techniques to make resolutions that stick.
Here are the proven tools and techniques to build rock solid commitments.
How to make a commitment without fear of regret.
Why some guitar players become masters, while others merely dabble in music.
When you feel lost and confused and nothing seems to matter, a little direction-finding exercise can go a long way.
When difficult thoughts take over, it's easy to get stuck. Here's how to escape your mental prison and turn toward meaning.
It's easy to get lost in your own thoughts and feelings. Here's how to get unstuck.
Your mind can be your biggest enemy. Here's how to put your inner critic on the leash.
We all want to feel good, but this desire can easily lead us into a trap of mental avoidance. Here's how to escape.
The need to belong is one of our most fundamental needs as humans. And yet most of us are horribly bad at it. Here's what you can do about it.
How to live by your highest ideals.
Most plans to make a change fail. Here's how to increase your odds at success dramatically.
How to escape the prison of your mind and enjoy true inner freedom.
You don't need to meditate to get the benefits. Here's how.
Do you struggle with anxiety? Follow these 3 simple steps.
Learn to do what matters most even without motivation.
Most of our daily struggles make sense in light of evolution. Here's what you can and cannot change.
Humans can do something no other animal can do. And it's this quality that allows humans to consciously shape their own evolution.
Did you slip up and struggle to get back on track? These four mindsets will help you get back in control.
Do you quit your resolutions before you see results? This technique might help!
Do you easily get stressed out? Here's what to do about it!
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Reno.