Welcome to episode 1 of Mentally Flexible! On this episode I speak with Dr. Steven C Hayes and I couldn’t be more excited! Steven Hayes is a Foundation Professor at the University of Nevada. He is pioneer in the psychology field and has had a tremendous impact in the domain of psychotherapy. He is the author 46 books and nearly 650 scientific articles. He is a cofounder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is the form of therapy I use with my clients. He is absolutely one of the people who inspires me most in the world and I could not be more grateful for this opportunity to speak with him.

In this free flowing conversation we cover a range of topics including:
– the value of psychological flexibility
– flow states
– psychedelics
– transcendence
– the promises and pitfalls of spiritual experiences
– our core yearning for belonging
– lying and the trap of pretense
– connecting to our inner child

To learn more about Steve Hayes you can check out his website: https://stevenchayes.com/

I also recommend checking out his popular Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o79_gmO5ppg&t=815s

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