In episode 4 of The OCD Stories podcast I got the honour of chatting with Dr Steven C Hayes. Steve is the founder of Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He has written 35 books and close to 600 academic articles.
Steve is an engaging, funny and enlightened man. In our conversation he goes into a lot of detail around his research showing the validity of ACT as a therapy for OCD. We talk about the ins and outs of applying ACT for OCD. He explains how his own pain has driven his compassionate research. It was a real pleasure to talk with Steve as ACT has helped my own recovery from OCD but also because he’s a great guy who has a lot to offer. I know you will get a lot from this podcast. Enjoy and start accepting!