Within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) there are six key elements helping to build ‘psychological flexibility.’ Of them, ‘Committed Action’ can sometimes be the most difficult. I believe the skill of conscious and deliberate behavior is difficult because we are so often divorced from our bodies. We treat them as carriers for our thinking selves rather than an integral part of how we shape our world and make the decisions we do within it.
“Moving Health Forward” grew out of this thinking and joined with an absolute love of nature and community. I wanted experiences that helped people sweat a little, encourage dwelling in discomfort within a supportive community, and facilitate conversations about human psychology and mindfulness skills. To get outside of our four-walled living and get out into a world in which boundaries are what we create in our minds, is a fundamental need for greater well-being.
Each week there will be a planned hike, mindfulness exercise, ACT activity to do and/or a general fitness challenge.