Health and Wellness

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope

JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D.

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – Struggling with Thoughts

This episode concludes the series on ACT processes and focuses on fusion/defusion. Our guest today who helps us to understand how we can relate to our thoughts in a flexible way is Dr. Jason Luoma who is a clinical psychologist and co-founder and director of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center in Portland, Oregon in the USA. He provides training in ACT for audiences around the world, is the author of a book for professionals called Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and was recently elected president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the organization that is mostly tied to ACT. In addition to being a practicing clinician and an ACT trainer, Jason conducts research on shame, stigma, and self-compassion. His website can found at