The core truths around which Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT™) is built are the principles I have experienced first-hand in my OWN life. I have witnessed evidence of them in the lives of my clients, AAIT™ trainees and reports from their clients. These principles inform the practice of AAIT™. They
Therapeutic failure…Yep, it happens to the best of us. Keep reading to learn how therapeutic failure is handled by the founder of AAIT™.
It's come to my attention that I give very little attention to writing about true self. I mean one part of the AAIT™ equation is about resolving reactivity. But the other part is about uncloaking the true self. I suppose I don't write too much about that is because...well, we
These past couple weeks have shaped up to be media weeks for me. I had a great conversation with Dr. Carole Myers, the host of Health Connections on WUOT about distorted thinking. I also had the opportunity to enjoy a conversation with host, David Van Nuys about AAIT™, its origins,
One of the most debilitating aspects and consequences of PTSD for some is the development of cognitive distortions that become cognitive habits. One piece of residue can be an ever-present, "Bad sh*t is going to happen. It's just around the corner" worry. This was the case for a physician suffering
I've been blessed to be at this holy work for almost 35 years. That shocks me a little. At this point in my career, I see a lot of therapists. One of the big pains we all share is wanting to help our clients change and not being able to
We are all consistently taking steps. Are these steps in the direction of our goals? All the little steps, all the little habits add up to routines. Do these routines support your goals? Let’s just look at this professionally. What are your professional goals? Me? I want to be masterful
Taking responsibility for and tending to our inner state is the source of our freedom. This AAIT guiding principle illuminates freedom from old ways of being, thinking, and feeling, bringing about freedom to manifest desires with greater ease of being. It involves inviting clients into increased awareness of self-responsibility in
Embodiment takes place within an awareness of with whom we are collaborating; the true self AND the conditioned self. The conditioned self gets reactive about some desire or problem. In practice, we use that reaction to reveal more and more of the true self. As we play the game of
One aspect of embodiment practice is the practice of embodying the attributes and qualities that light us up...that give us the juice to do LIFE. Paying attention to qualities and traits we see in others can point us to where we can unearth those same qualities lying dormant within ourselves.