Fiction Therapist

Fiction Therapist

Exploring the theories of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) using examples from fiction
Fiction Therapist
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Everyone has judgmental, even prejudicial, thoughts. Try to recognise these as just thoughts, you don’t need to believe them and you don’t need to act on them.

Everyone has judgmental, even prejudicial, thoughts. Try to recognise these as just thoughts, you don’t need to believe them and you don’t need to act on them.

It's normal for your mind to judge, to declare you a failure or a success. The truth is that you're neither. Sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. Who you are doesn’t change.

It's normal for your mind to judge, to declare you a failure or a success. The truth is that you're neither. Sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. Who you are doesn’t change.

No one is a success

No one is a success

Avoiding unpleasant situations works in the physical word, but avoiding unpleasant thoughts or feelings can make your pain worse.

Avoiding unpleasant situations works in the physical word, but avoiding unpleasant thoughts or feelings can make your pain worse.

Pause for a while, be patient and mindful, and let go of your desires, and you just might find the very thing you have been looking for all along.

Pause for a while, be patient and mindful, and let go of your desires, and you just might find the very thing you have been looking for all along.

Striving for perfection won’t help you achieve your goals. Taking committed action and doing what you believe in will help you to live the life you want to lead.

Striving for perfection won’t help you achieve your goals. Taking committed action and doing what you believe in will help you to live the life you want to lead.

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It’s difficult to live the life you want to live when your thoughts tell you to go in another direction. Be brave and let your values guide you. You don’t have to follow your mind.

It’s difficult to live the life you want to live when your thoughts tell you to go in another direction. Be brave and let your values guide you. You don’t have to follow your mind.

Your mind will always judge you. It’s what a normal mind does. It’s more important to look at your actions, learn from them and let those judgemental thoughts just drift by.

Your mind will always judge you. It’s what a normal mind does. It’s more important to look at your actions, learn from them and let those judgemental thoughts just drift by.

Each of us is searching for something different, something to make our lives better, more complete. What we forget is that we’re all the same, we’re all searching.

Each of us is searching for something different, something to make our lives better, more complete. What we forget is that we’re all the same, we’re all searching.