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Cultivating Vitality through Acceptance and Commitment: Part 2

October 19, 2023
5:30-7:00 pm CST
Professional Development


Emily Thomas, Ph.D.
Emily Thomas, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Event Details

Following up on Cultivating Vitality Part 1, Dr. Thomas will revisit the assignment to implement one values-based goal. This session will focus on developing awareness of one’s experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and external circumstances. Moreover, participants will develop skills in intentionality – making purposeful choices.

Learning goals:

1) Develop awareness of ongoing experiences happening in the mind and body

2) Assess the workability of one’s behaviors

3) Classify behavioral choices in terms of their purpose or function

4) Choose behaviors that align with one’s personally held values