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Real Play: ACT for Parent Guilt with Dr. Diana Hill and Dr. Emma Waddington

August 28, 2023

Many working parents feel that they aren’t doing a good enough job in any of the roles they fill. Instead of trying to get rid of parental guilt, in this real play, Dr. Diana Hill works with psychologist Dr. Emma Waddington to get more psychologically flexible with it. Diana will demonstrate each of the core […]

Real Play ACT for Parent Guilt with Dr. Diana Hill and Dr. Emma Waddington
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Many working parents feel that they aren’t doing a good enough job in any of the roles they fill. Instead of trying to get rid of parental guilt, in this real play, Dr. Diana Hill works with psychologist Dr. Emma Waddington to get more psychologically flexible with it. Diana will demonstrate each of the core processes of ACT and then debrief the role play and explore which interventions had the biggest impact.

Listen and Learn:

  • A demonstration of each of the core psychological flexibility processes
  • How to develop more flexible awareness when experiencing guilt
  • How to practice acceptance with parental guilt
  • An exercise to increase self-compassion
  • Perspective Taking to get out of your guilt story
  • A metaphor to help defuse your thoughts
  • The link between guilt and your values
  • How parental guilt can be your mindfulness bell
  • Two psychologists debrief of an ACT real play

About Dr. Emma Waddinton

Emma Waddington leads professional supervision programs at Us, a therapy clinic in Singapore. She has extensive and diverse experience including supervising clinicians in Singapore, US and Australia; she has held academic positions at various universities (including National University Singapore); worked in local services and private practice; and is an SRP approved supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society.

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