We have another incredible interview in our Radical Relief series, which has been running all through the month of January and February. The Radical Relief series focuses on practitioners, academics and researchers who are using three times tested and evidence-based approaches for the treatment of both physical and mental wellbeing with the focus on chronic pain. Recovering pain neuroscience education, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy. In this episode, we're zeroing in on acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of mental wellbeing.
You'll meet ACT Psychologist, Dr. Lilian Dindo. Her career has been focused on developing pragmatic and innovative ways to improve the mental health and functioning of patients suffering from psychiatric and chronic medical conditions. Through her research and development of applying a one-day transdiagnostic acceptance and commitment training presented as a workshop, she has found this to be less stigmatizing than traditional therapy. Also, ensures treatment adherence and completion for people suffering from both physical as well as mental health issues.
Dr. Dindo has been involved in several clinical trials, examining the efficacy of one day ACT treatment workshops, which have included those who are suffering from chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic surgery, migraines, depression and anxiety, as well as a post-traumatic stress disorder. You'll learn how to conduct a one day ACT workshop, the acceptability of this type of approach, as well as the positive outcomes and why this approach may be soon competing for the evidence-based gold standard treatment for the effective treatment of mental health due to its amazing completion rate.
If you are a mental health professional or a physical medicine professional and you're interested in learning more about acceptance and commitment therapy and how you can create your own workshop, make sure to check out my book, Radical Relief: A Guide to Overcome Chronic Pain, which is deeply rooted in the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy. One of the key reasons I wrote Radical Relief is so that you, the clinician, or the practitioner would have a manual for employing this type of work in your clinical practice or for delivering it in workshop or community settings as Dr. Lilian Dindo did. You can pick up your copy of Radical Relief available now on Amazon and in most countries. Without further ado, let's begin, and let's meet Lilian and learn all about ACT-based workshops.
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