Gatekeeper or guide?

Gatekeeper or guide?

Gatekeeper or guide? By Benjamin Schoendorff Life is a jungle. And if as parents, our job is to bring children into the world and let them loose in that jungle. OMG! No wonder most of us parents regularly panic. Today’s blog is based on a lovely metaphor by our...
Depressive realism

Depressive realism

Depressive realism By Benjamin Schoendorff When we are depressed, everything looks dark. Our past, our future and of course our present. The things we loved seem to lose interest, our most precious relationships seem to lose significance. Our view of ourselves take a...

ACT and chronic pain

ACT and chronic pain By Benjamin Schoendorff Pain hurts.  And when it hurts, it’s only natural to want to stop the pain. For most of us, pain is temporary. It signals that something threatens our physical integrity and it helps us take action to move away from danger....
The Power of Simple Words

The Power of Simple Words

At the CPI, our mission is to put psychological flexibility in the water supply. This is one of the reasons why we are passionate about making ACT as simple as possible. This way, everybody has a chance to get it. We use what we call the “simple words” approach. In...