Fusion and Defusion in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Mindfulness in ACT part 3b

Despite his humorless appearance in the thumbnail, Joe Rhinewine continues to attempt to amuse and entertain as he educates about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, specifically here the process known as “Defusion,” through which one reduces the impact that unwanted thoughts have on our behavior. This video may be used for self-help but is not to be considered a substitute for any needed professional help. For that, you need a live therapist, not a video.


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February 5, 2013 · 8:52 pm

Fusion and Defusion in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Mindfulness in ACT part 3a

In this video, Joe begins to explain and illustrate the process of “Defusion” in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He still has a cold. Fusion and Defusion are tricky concepts. He is going to talk about these for a few videos. You may or may not care, but you should. These are among the most important concepts in ACT, and can help you save your life, your tires, your pizza, and your money. You don’t want to miss out. That said, my lawyers want me to emphasize that these videos are not to be used as a substitute for professional help, and are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological problem. They’re just videos for education and entertainment. Also, you can enjoy laughing at the bad hair and odd mannerisms of a psychologist. Joe Rhinewine, PhD is a psychologist and director of Portland Mindfulness Therapy.

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February 1, 2013 · 6:54 pm

Mindfulness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy part 2b: working with Willingness and a Cold

Joe Rhinewine, PhD, clinical psychologist and director of Portland Mindfulness Therapy, demonstrates a “Willingness” exercise from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, working with his cold symptoms. He is congested. He is uncomfortable. And he is willing to work with that for your edification, online. Maybe he should just take some sudafed (though that’s no longer over-the-counter in Oregon, for good reasons).

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January 31, 2013 · 11:31 pm

Gay Marriage Rights Now, Everywhere!

Gay Marriage Rights Now, Everywhere!

Portland Mindfulness Therapy supports gay marriage rights – and we’re proud of it! Questions or comments? This is the place for them. Want to help support our stance? We’d love to hear from you.

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January 30, 2013 · 9:36 pm

Mindfulness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, pt 2: introducing Willingness

Dr. Joe Rhinewine, psychologist, continues his edu-tainment series on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Today he takes on the 2nd of 4 “Mindfulness” processes dealt with in ACT, namely, “Willingness,” also sometimes called “Acceptance.” He clarifies what is meant in ACT by Willingness, and once again enlists the aid of stuffed animals, fake brains and other corny devices to illustrate his points.

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January 28, 2013 · 7:11 pm

Mindfulness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), part 1: Contact with the Present Moment

Joe Rhinewine, PhD, psychologist and director of Portland Mindfulness Therapy begins his discussion of mindfulness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), introducing us to the most basic process learned in ACT, that of “contact with the present moment.” He leads us through a very brief experiential exercise illustrating that process.

This video is not intended to provide psychological advice or treatment. It is intended for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional help. It will not do your laundry, either. That’s piling up and you should get it done.

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January 25, 2013 · 8:49 pm

Don’t Fall Prey to Magical-Thinking Pop Psychology Marketing

Joe Rhinewine, PhD, Portland’s self-styled “Hippie-Scientist-Psychologist” provides a sort of Public Service Announcement, venting his frustration about, and warning his audience about, pop-psychology movements that claim that NEGATIVE THINKING will attract NEGATIVE THINGS to one’s life. He gets grumpy and rants, and pushes the boundaries of appropriate conduct for the director of a Mindfulness Therapy clinic. However, he is careful not to mention anyone by name, so as not to get sued.

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January 25, 2013 · 5:46 pm