Join us for an interview with Dr. Matthieu Villatte to explore:

  • Why language may be getting you get stuck in worrying, comparing, and rigid behavior patterns
  • How to flexibly respond to problems and live according to your values
  • Language-based strategies that can help you stop struggling and build motivation and meaning in your life

So take a listen to this thought provoking interview on Relational Frame Theory!

 Photo by  Manasvita S  on  Unsplash
Photo by Manasvita S on Unsplash

Humans are the only animals that can use language processes to create abstract, symbolic thoughts. This is both a blessing and a curse. Although symbolic processes have many benefits to humans, they can also lead us to great suffering. We worry about the future, fret over the past, get stuck in rigid rules, and create problems for ourselves that exist only in our minds. In this episode, Debbie talks to Dr. Matthieu Villatte, an expert on Relational Frame Theory (RFT), about how language processes can contribute to human suffering. Dr. Villatte describes how awareness of these processes can help us to build motivation find meaning in our lives.

About Dr. Matthieu Villatte