For Episode 113 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon is in conversation with Dr. Steven C. Hayes, PhD.
Intersection of Paths
Steven speaks about his psychological work with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which uses mindfulness and behavioral therapy to create psychological flexibility. He talks about how understanding complex psychological processes can bring behavioral science and psychological study into the same space as the teachings of the many wisdom traditions.
“I had a transformational experience nearly forty years ago and tried to build that out within my tradition, which was cognitive behavioral therapy.” – Steven C. Hayes
A Liberated Mind (14:45)
What is the importance of a daily contemplative practice? Sharon and Steven talk about how we develop habitual behaviors and how we can leverage this to cultivate regular practice.
“In many ways, daily practice is a cornerstone of making mindfulness real in the rest of our lives.” – Sharon Salzberg
Hard to be Human (29:15)
How have the circumstances of the modern world changed the way that we developmentally and emotionally? Steven looks at how the growth rates of mental illness, loneliness, and suicide are connected to contemporary living.
Explore how the mindfulness revolution is teaching the skills for coping with the difficulties of the modern age with Ethan and David Nichtern on Ep.28 of the Road Home Podcast