Conversation 3: Acceptance & Willingness

Introducing Willingness

Introducing Willingness – a recording of Julian McNally (2:09 min)

(“Introducing Willingness” by RMIT Counselling and Psychological Services, Six ACT* Conversations, RMIT University is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Welcome to Conversation 3 of Six ACT Conversations – a program from RMIT University designed to help you live a balanced and fulfilling life while completing your program of study.

The program uses concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – or ACT for short. But it is not meant to take the place of counselling, psychotherapy or mental health treatment. Although you can use the program in any sequence you wish, you should read the about this resource section before starting.

In this conversation, Willingness & Acceptance, we’ll ask you to learn and practise skills of emotional acceptance.

This will be in contrast to the usual approaches to difficult or unpleasant emotions which are to simply control, avoid or get rid of them. If you want to understand why we’re asking you to practise acceptance and willingness instead, you can visit Conversation 1: Language creates Conflict, and also try exercise 2 from Conversation 2 of Six ACT Conversations.



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