Health and Wellness

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope

JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D.

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – New ACT book ACT and RFT in Relationships

There are many good reasons to work on and keep vital your intimate relationship. Divorces effect our health negatively. Divorce can take a great mental and physical toll on men. Specifically, divorced and unmarried men have higher rates of mortality and are more prone to substance abuse and depression than married men. Breaking up in general increases stress, weakens the immune system, increases depression and anxiety for everyone. According to the American Psychological Association, children are negatively effected. Children to divorced parents are more likely to experience conflict in their own marriages and more likely to divorce themselves.

My program today a about a new ACT book just released in time for Valentine’s day- ACT and RFT in Relationships, authored by myself, Ian Stewart, Christopher Martell and Jonathan Kaplan. Dr Jonathan Kaplan is my guest today discussing our new book. Jonathan is a clinical psychologist, adjunct professor in New York City and the author of Urban Mindfullness as well.