35 episodes

Explore the human experience through understanding your Stories and how they define your Values. Expand your emotional and behavioral flexibility through the lens of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Further material can be found at www.lifeweavings.com

Humanity's Values David Teachout, M.A., M.S., LMHC

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Explore the human experience through understanding your Stories and how they define your Values. Expand your emotional and behavioral flexibility through the lens of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Further material can be found at www.lifeweavings.com

    Consequences are Inevitable, Learn From Them

    Consequences are Inevitable, Learn From Them

    As noted by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt in their book "The Coddling of the American Mind," there is an untruth of "what doesn't kill you makes you weaker." To that, we will instead embrace a deeper appreciation for how our brain/body system works within experience to prepare us for an uncertain future. Ultimately we can learn to accept and even desire to build a capacity for seeing errors and mistakes and consequences as spaces for growth. 

    • 35 min
    Why Hatred Feels So Good and What To Do About It

    Why Hatred Feels So Good and What To Do About It

    An exploration of hatred within an understanding of our very human need to shape reality to suit our vision of what we believe it to be or should be, and seeing then how anything that gets in the way of that vision invokes our passions. 

    • 28 min
    Election Thoughts - Voting 2020

    Election Thoughts - Voting 2020

    Democracy is a Value-based interpersonal construct for guiding human behavior. As such, democracy exists at the intersection of humanity's greatest potential and all our foibles. Here we explore voting through the Relational-ACT lens of Values, Narratives, and Behavior to see why there's so much emotional weight to this time in history.

    • 22 min
    Self-Care Instead of Self-Harm

    Self-Care Instead of Self-Harm

    Working through the stories that bring us down, that make it difficult to cope with adversity. Exploring three basic truths concerning how we deal with consequences, create meaning/purpose and learn to accept our feelings without having them be the only truth that matters. 

    References "Coddling of the American Mind" by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.

    • 24 min
    Accepting and Rebounding from Failure

    Accepting and Rebounding from Failure

    Looking at failure, it's inevitability in our lives and how you can accept, learn from and not define the whole of who you are by it. Will tie the nature of failure to last episode's discussion of behavior and go over six steps to working through the difficulty of failing. 

    • 24 min
    The Values of Behavior

    The Values of Behavior

    Ever wondered what behavior was all about? Here we explore Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the relational structure of Values - Narrative - Behavior. We'll be challenging the usual understanding of behavior for one that takes into consideration the nature of our predictive brains and our deep need to construct a reality that works for us and makes sense. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Loving Wholeness ,

Thought-provoking

A great exploration of how we frame our experiences. Interesting and thought provoking.

sdash04 ,

Great insight

Does a great job of explaining concepts and ideas through easy to understand language and dialogue!! Love how it’s under half an hour so I can easily listen in my car or when I have moments to do so!

Tantasic ,

Awesome Show

The host is very knowledgeable and has interesting topics. Love the short format as I can consume weekly without falling behind.

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