How to Be Alone With Our Thoughts…and not get stuck

In my last post I wrote about how hard it is to put a stop to our bad or negative thoughts. No matter what we try, our mind has a curious tendency to present us with negative and distressing thoughts at inopportune times. (For me, this happens a lot when I’m lying in bed at night desperately trying to get to sleep!) Our attempts to control that flow of bad thoughts can be pretty frustrating, and we can start to think “why am I not good at this?” “Why can’t I get it together?”

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What is ACT?

What do you think of when you think about “going to therapy?” If you’re like me, your mind might go to the image of laying on a couch and talking to a therapist about your childhood, the dream you had last night, or the latest argument you got into with a friend or partner.

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