Session 41: Russ Harris on ACT, Burnout, and Practitioner Well-Being

So one of my podcasting dreams has now come true! I finally got the chance to interview Russ Harris! If you're not familiar with Russ, he is the best-selling author of The Happiness Trap, and has provided ACT training to over 25,000 health professionals across the globe.

In today's episode we discuss the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Russ' son's Autism diagnosis and treatment, how to manage stress and burnout, and of course, listener questions. Unfortunately we didn't have time to get to all listener questions, so Russ has agreed to come back for a Round 2. So feel free to leave questions in the comments section below.

During the interview, we mentioned several websites, so here are the links:

The last site there is Simcha Charna's website. He was kind enough to orchestrate an introduction, to which I am grateful.

Lastly, here is a link for a PDF of the Choice Point diagram Russ talked about at the beginning of the interview:

Russ Harris' Choice Point

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