Health and Wellness

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope

JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D.

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Contributing to a more compassionate world Steve Hayes

Why it matters that we make a more compassion world and what does evolution tell us about cooperation?

The Washington post writes that just about every part of the US has been hit by some form of terrorist attack since 1970. Since the Oklahoma city bombing, a greater port of terrorist attacks have been carried out by individuals rather than organized groups. Stigma is defined as a social mark that leads to discrediting of members of a group such as people with mental illness. Stigmatization usually consists of stereotyping attitudes resulting often is self stigma
At the same time, compassion, mindfulness, meditation, non-violent communication programs aimed at reducing hatred seem to be flourishing in psychology.
Today you are going to get to listen to the founder of ACT, Dr Steven Hayes who has been studying compassion not only from clinical research but also from an evolutionary point of view. Steve is going to tell us

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 34 books and over 500 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought leads to human suffering, and has developed “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” a powerful therapy method that is useful in a wide variety of areas. His popular book Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life was featured in Time Magazine among several other major media outlets and for a time was the number one best selling self-help book in the United States.