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Putting ACT Into Your Daily Life With Dr. Debbie Sorensen and Dr. Diana Hill

May 1, 2023

When faced with life’s challenges, it’s all too easy to get “stuck” in your own thoughts and emotions, unable to move forward and reach your goals. But there are simple […]

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When faced with life’s challenges, it’s all too easy to get “stuck” in your own thoughts and emotions, unable to move forward and reach your goals. But there are simple tools you can use to handle stress, make the most of each moment, and act on your deepest values. In this episode, Dr. Diana Hill joins forces again with Dr. Debbie Soresen to talk about the ACT Daily Card Deck, sharing skills such as mindfulness, compassion, and committed action that you can use to get motivated and make lasting, positive change. ACT is more than just a therapy.
It’s a framework for living well. And it works best when practiced daily—whether at home, work, or on the go, it can guide you toward the life you truly want!

Listen and Learn:

  • Simple ways to put ACT into your daily life
  • How Diana and Debbie use ACT when faced with anxiety, irritability or stress
  • Examples of cognitive defusion, acceptance, and committed action toward values
  • How impermanence helps us uncover our values
  • The importance of tuning in and getting present
  • What to do about our inner critic and self-doubt
  • Why it helps to focus on action over outcome
  • How the ACT Daily Card Deck can help you put ACT into your life today

About Dr. Debbie Sorensen

Dr. Debbie Sorensen is a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She works with adults in her private practice in Denver, Colorado. She is a co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, and has co-authored the book ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

About Dr. Diana Hill

Dr. Diana Hill is a clinical psychologist who thinks of herself as your psychological flexibility guide. She helps you apply modern psychology to your daily life through her podcast Your Life in Process, her book ACT Daily Journal, and her thriving therapy and workshop practice in Santa Barbara, CA. Diana practices what she preaches as a mom, bee-keeper and long-time yoga practitioner. Diana encourages people to build psychological flexibility so that they can live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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