Friday, September 24, 2010

From Psychology Today: Dr. Kelly Wilson on Acceptance and Depression

Dr. Kelly Wilson, a professor at the University of Mississippi, and one of the early developers of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) posted a blog on Psychology Today yesterday. The blog offers vivid illustrations of some basic ACT priniciples rooted in how Dr. Wilson himself came to experience these principles in his own life.

"For me, acceptance was the birthplace of possibility. It was a place where the stories that imprisoned me could ease enough for me to see a way forward or to see a hand outstretched towards me, ready to guide me along the path. An odd fact about word prisons is that the harder we struggle to be free of them, the tighter the confinement they impose. "

Read the full blog post here.

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