One way to change your thinking, … to change your brain…to feel better
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a mindful way to restore balance and a meaningful life. The aim is to accept difficulties that comes with life that seems out of our control and then to commit to actions aligned with our values to live a good life.
The diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome(AS) has been revised in the DSM-V(2013) to represents a new, more accurate medically and scientifically useful way of diagnosing individuals with autism-related disorders. Asperger’s Syndrome has been re-classified in the Autism Spectrum Disorder, more specifically on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum, however, the term Asperger’s Syndrome is still widely used.
Compassion-Focused Therapy assist people who are highly self-critical and suffer from stress, anxiety and depression, teaching them to be more kind to themselves and to replace the inner critic with a compassionate voice to ease difficult emotions, while building inner resources, strengths and motivation.
“Mindful Self-Compassion is the foundation of emotional healing – being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion and other forms of stress(mindfulness), and responding with kindness and understanding(self-compassion). It also means holding difficult emotions- fear, anger, sadness and shame, and self-doubt in loving awareness leading to greater ease and well-being in our lives” Chris Germer.
A few years ago “Mindfulness” was mostly unknown or called “alternative” but there has been fast growing extensive research in neuroscience which increasingly is showing that mindfulness practices helps us to reduce stress, anxiety and depression to become more calm, resilient, to enjoy, to have positive relationships at home but also in the workplace becoming more productive, reducing medical cost and overall improving the quality of our life.