Truths from the past

Mindfulness, Contextual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy suggest that the problem with traditional cognitive behavioural therapy is that it attempts to control the uncontrollable. These therapies work on helping us to let go of the attempt to control against difficulties, and instead, focus on being aware of, but not judging, our negative experiences.

The practice is based on some aspects of zen buddhism and meditation, but is nicely balanced by attention to the scientific validation of the outcomes of this approach.

I was flicking through YouTube in search of something to post today, and came across this brief clip from Arthur Miller. Dating from 1963, I think he raises some thoughts that perhaps in therapy we are only just starting to address. Watch (it’s brief!), listen and wonder…

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