Health and Wellness

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope

JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D.

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Stress

Join us today in a subject that we all talk about, and none of us like it but really we don’t know what it is. Stress. What is stress? In one definition I have seen. Stress us an instinctive defense reaction that helps us survive. Our stress reaction is powerfully intelligent. This stress reaction prepares us for physical activity, our body reacts with increase heart rate, higher blood pressure and effective breathing. Our muscles tense and immune defense gets activated. stress hormones like adrenaline gets pumped out. What is the problem with stress? What can we do about it? Our guest today is Fredrik LIvheim. Fredrik is a psychologist an internationally recognized ACT trainer. Fredrik is clinical researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and has worked with developing and evaluating programs for using ACT for Stress for teenagers in Schools and for social workers and teacher. Fredriks home page is presently only in Swedish but if you would like to contact him you can reach him at this