ACTion Links

Below are the video and audio links for the ACTion program.


Video 1.1: The Evolution of The Human Mind, by Dr. Russ Harris – Acceptance Commitment Therapy


Video 2.1: Values vs Goals, by Dr. Russ Harris – Acceptance Commitment Therapy. 


Audio Exercise 3.1: Getting Rid of Thoughts (Owen, 2013) 




Audio Exercise 4.1: What Feelings Show Up? (Owen, 2013) 


Video 4.1: The Unwelcome Party Guest – an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Metaphor by Joe Oliver. 


Audio Exercise 4.2: Acknowledging Pain (Guzman, 2013) 


Audio Exercise 4.3: Dealing with Cravings (Lillis et al., 2014) 


Audio Exercise 5.1: Mindfulness of the Breath (Owen, 2013)


Audio Exercise 5.2: Present Moment Awareness (Owen, 2013)


Audio Exercise 6.1: Self Compassion












American Psychological Association (date unknown). Resources for Employers: Creating a Psychologically Healthy Workplace. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association (date unknown). Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. Retrieved from

Brunner, P., & Costello, M. (2003). When the Wrong Woman Wins: Building Bullies and Perpetuating Patriarch. Retrieved from

Canadian Sleep Society (date unknown). Normal Sleep: Patient Information Brochure. Retrieved from

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (2016). OSH Answers Fact Sheets: Bullying in the Workplace. Retrieved from

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). Physical Activity and Health. Retrieved from

Ciarrochi, J., Bailey, A., & Harris, R. (2013). The Choice Point Worksheet [PDF]. Retrieved from

Day, A. L. (1997). Examining the antecedents of work-spouse and work-parent conflict. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Duxbury, L. E., & Higgins, C. (2005). Report four: Who is at risk? Predictors of work-life conflict. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada.

Flaxman, P., Bond, F., & Livheim, F. (2013). The Mindful and Effective Employee. Retrieved from

Gilbert, P., & Proctor, S. (2006). Compassionate mind training for people with high shame and self-criticism: Overview and pilot study of a group therapy approach. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13, 353-379.

Government of Nova Scotia (2012). What is a Healthy Workplace? Retrieved from

Greenhaus, J. H., & Beutell, N. J. (1985). Sources of conflict between work and family roles. Academy of management review, 10(1), 76-88.

Harris, R. (2009). The Complete Set of Client Handouts and Worksheets from ACT Books by Russ Harris [PDF]. Retrieved from

Health Canada (2000). Best Advice on Stress Risk Management in the Workplace. Retrieved from

Joseph, R. (2016, October 29). Canada third most sleep-deprived country: Study. Retrieved from

Lillis, J., Dahl, J., & Weineland, S. (2014). The diet trap: Feed your psychological needs and end the weight loss struggle using acceptance and commitment therapy. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.

Neff, K. (date unknown). Self Compassion Break [Audio file]. Retrieved from






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Noticing what thoughts come - Misha Leach
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What feelings show up? - Misha Leach
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Acknowledging Pain - Misha Leach
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Dealing with cravings - Misha Leach
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Mindfulness of the breath - Misha Leach
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Present moment awareness - Misha Leach
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Self-compassion - Misha Leach
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