Jacob talks about how he approaches early work with clients, and the importance of having a good foundation.
Jacob talks about why returning to the core principles of ACT is so important in doing good ACT work.
Jacob discusses why learning ACT is just like learning a good golf swing.
Jacob discusses working with intractable client questions (Should I do this or that? Does this mean I’m a bad person? Is it selfish to. . . ?)
Jacob talks about why there are no ACT techniques, and why he isn’t going to teach you any.
Where is the focus in trauma work? Jacob makes a case that it’s not on the trauma.
The answer to working with PTSD is in the name. Jacob breaks down PTSD in an easy way of conceptualizing trauma work. Episode 1 of 2
Are we encouraging our clients to be self-care machines? Jacob talks about the difference between encouraging excessive self-protection and encouraging vital living.
Stuck with a client? Jacob walks you through an exercise that he uses to loosen some of that rigid stuckness.
Jacob discusses the loops we get into and how they keep us sheltered.
You know how and when to target each of the six core processes. . . or do you?
Jacob discusses how we get into ruts with our interventions, and the importance of using the six core processes of psychological flexibility more flexibly.
A metaphor you can use with clients to help them smooth out their emotional experience.
A powerful values experiential exercise that can do wonders with clients.
Jacob discusses how to structure ACT interventions in session, why specific structures are important, and how to get the most out of your work.
It’s not all cognitive defusion and acceptance out there in the real world. Sometimes we have to touch on our inflexible side to realize the full benefits of flexibility.
*Some slight audio difficulty with this one so the sound is distorted a bit.*
Jacob talks working with Values in ACT. It’s about a lot more than clarification. We want our clients to live full and vibrant lives.
Keeping things consistent in ACT is vital. Jacob discusses why continuing to utilize psychological flexibility processes throughout the therapy is so important.
Jacob talks about why he’s such a bad therapist. . . and why that’s such a good thing.