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Durham, NC 27710
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Phone: 919-681-7231

TED Talks and Assorted Videos

Mental Brakes to Avoid Mental Breaks | Steven Hayes | TEDxDavidsonAcademy

Published on Jul 8, 2016

How can we best deal with difficult or negative thoughts? Dr. Steven Hayes discusses language, cognition, and the science behind putting on the mental brakes.

The secret to self control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

Published on Dec 22, 2014

Jonathan Bricker's work has uncoved a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His new methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death.

Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in a bold approach called acceptance and commitment therapy. A Stanford researcher called his use of the approach “a breakthrough in behavioral research [that] has major public health implications for the major causes of preventable death.” Bricker and his team, having received $10 million in total federal research grants to study this topic, are rigorously testing this intervention on multiple platforms, including smartphone apps, websites, and telephone coaching. His SmartQuit app for quitting smoking was recently launched and is now in distribution worldwide.

Anger, Compassion, and What It Means To Be Strong | Russell Kolts | TEDxOlympia

Published on Sep 28, 2015

While anger can feel powerful in our bodies, many of us use angry behavior to avoid dealing with things that make us uncomfortable. Compassion gives us a way to be strong that helps us courageously face the things that scare us—about the world, and about ourselves—and help make them better.

Russell is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past 16 years and has received numerous honors including twice being named the associated student body’s Faculty of the Year. Dr. Kolts has authored and coauthored numerous books and scholarly articles, including The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger, An Open Hearted Life: Transformative Lessons for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun (with Thubten Chodron), and the forthcoming Buddhist Psychology and CBT: A Practitioner’s Guide (with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein). Dr. Kolts has pioneered the application of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to the treatment of problematic anger and regularly conducts trainings and workshops on CFT.

The rejection of our common fate makes us strangers to each other. The election of that fate, in love, reveals us as one body. - Sebastian Moore.

Thank you Kelly Wilson for inspiring me to do this video. This video shows some of the thoughts and feelings that some of the therapists I've trained has had about themselves. They have all volunteered to be in this video. Thank you to all of you brave folks.

Much love to y'all!

Rikke Kjelgaard

Our Common Fate
Rikke Kjelgaard