book cover: Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster by Patricia Zurita Ona

Book review: Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster

Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster: ACT for the Emotionally Sensitive by Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona draws upon acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques to help "super-feelers" work with their emotions more effectively. What is a super-feeler?  It's a term the author uses to describe people who struggle with emotional regulation, meaning they experience intense emotions … Continue reading Book review: Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster

ACT life compass

Setting sail with the ACT life compass

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that takes the stance that avoidance and resistance to internal experiences identified as negative is what causes cognitive distress.  To resolve distress, ACT suggests that we need to employ strategies like mindfulness, de-fusion from our thoughts, and recognizing the self as the context in which … Continue reading Setting sail with the ACT life compass