Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Unwelcome Party Guest

This animated short by Joe Oliver illustrates a popular metaphor from the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy literature. I've heard the metaphor called "Joe the Bum" and "Aunt Edna"--here the uninvited guest is "Brian." (Also, my name!--there are any number of self-deprecatory comments I can insert here.)

The metaphor is used to illustrate the practice of acceptance or (in ACT terms) willingness.

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