One of the good frameworks/maps for guiding and organizing personal change is the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach innovated by Steven C. Hayes.
I’ve been wanting to learn this approach more deeply for some time, and at this time, in particular, as I move into the concerted action phase of Ecstasy of Gold, ACT seems like a valuable tool to help with approaching and defining my goals and actions.
The 6 core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are:
- Being Present
- Cognitive Defusion
- Values (Values Clarification)
- Committed Action
It feels appropriate to use the ACT framework as a major resource for what I’m doing now. That will allow me to both 1) benefit from this approach and 2) learn it more deeply by applying it practically.