Have I told you I am a fan of TED Talks? I came across this one by Kelly McGonigal and I believe the message and research findings are consistent with the type of therapy I use.
If you don’t know about the type of therapy I use, it is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In the process I work with people in helping them connect with what matters to them. How about you – who is important to you and what is important to you? What are you passionate about? Does fear and anxiety get in the way of you pursuing what will make your life more meaningful and fulfilling? Do you experience stress when you take a risk of going for your dreams?
I like what McGonigal says about courage in chasing meaning and avoiding discomfort which results in the “cuddle hormone” being released.
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