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How to Use ACT to Help Adolescents Thrive With Dr. Louise Hayes

March 18, 2024

How do we help our teenagers thrive?  World-renown ACT expert Louise Hayes, discusses how parents, caregivers and educators can help teens discover their values, navigate friendships, take healthy risks and manage technology. Dr. Hayes applies her DNA-V model from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a guide we can use in supporting teens navigate their own […]

How to Use ACT to Help Adolescents Thrive With Dr. Louise Hayes
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How do we help our teenagers thrive?  World-renown ACT expert Louise Hayes, discusses how parents, caregivers and educators can help teens discover their values, navigate friendships, take healthy risks and manage technology. Dr. Hayes applies her DNA-V model from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a guide we can use in supporting teens navigate their own path to adulthood.

Dr. Louise Hayes shares ideas about:

  • When Should Parents and Caregivers Intervene to Help Their Teen?
  • How Do We Support Teens in Healthy Sexuality?
  • Why We Need to Let Them Take Risks and Be the Safe Place to Return To
  • How to Explore Values With Adolescents

Listen to this wisdom episode to learn how to be present for your teen, while also collaborating with them to support them in discovering their own values.

About Louise Hayes

Dr Louise Hayes is a clinical psychologist, author, international speaker, and educator. She is a Fellow and Past President of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. Louise currently holds a position as Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University, where she collaborates on projects using contextual behavioural science. She is a peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) trainer engaged in training professionals worldwide. Together with Joseph Ciarrochi, she developed DNA-v, a leading acceptance and commitment therapy model that has sparked international studies. In 2022 she released a new book for helping adults thrive in the face of change – What Makes You Stronger. She is the co-author of two best-selling books for young people – Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teenagers; and Your Life Your Way. She is also the co-author of the practitioner book, The Thriving Adolescent. Louise is an active clinician, working with adults and adolescents. Louise’s passion project and the highlight of her work is establishing a not-for-profit endeavour of taking professionals on the journey of their life into the Himalayas to develop their mindful way of being while raising funds to help children in remote Nepal. She is also a certified Buddhist meditation teacher in the Dzogchen tradition.

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