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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a form of counseling that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies with commitment and behavior-change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility developed by Steven Hayes. The objective of ACT is not elimination of difficult feelings; rather, it is to be present with what life brings us and to "move toward valued behavior". Acceptance and commitment therapy invites people to open up to unpleasant feelings, and learn not to overreact to them, and not avoid situations where they are invoked. Its therapeutic effect is a positive spiral where feeling better leads to a better understanding of the truth. In ACT, 'truth' is measured through the concept of 'workability', or what works to take another step toward what matters (e.g. values, meaning). #mentalhealth#psychology#therapy#growth#progress#mind#mindful#act#positive#acceptance#commitment#behavior#health#wellness#feelings#values
Here is what we need to know:
📜 The Tea Act (of May 10, 1773) allowed the British East India company to sell tea from China in American colonies without paying taxes apart from those imposed by the Townshend Acts.
💰 American Patriots strongly opposed the taxes in the Townshend Act as a violation of their rights.
📣 Demonstrators, some disguised as Native Americans, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company.
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Bang The Desk has received lots of messages from people who struggled with the pressures of education, and wanted to share their experiences anonymously. So here's the first: "I wasn't academic, but I could draw.I loved art, I was really good at it.But none of that mattered because everything was always about getting good grades in English, Maths, Science...and I struggled with those.
My mind would go blank in exams, I could see everyone else writing, and I didn't know what to put. So I stopped trying. No matter how hard I worked I was never going to be good enough so I just gave up.
The fact I was actually good at art was always over shadowed by the fact I wasn't academic. I just thought I was stupid and usless so I stopped trying.
I hated school. - A." No one should ever feel like they aren't enough. Everyone is unique in their own right and the education system needs to be more reflective of that. Less pressure to be at the academic top and more time for appreciating the talents of each individual.
Education needs the arts.
Please help me fight to reform the education system, to remove the pressure, to allow more space for the arts and to put the magic back into learning.
Not everyone fits the same mould, and schools should teach that. No one is good at everything, but everyone is good at something - and that's what should be encouraged.
Join the movement.
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