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Author: Catherine Saxton-Thompson

Catherine Saxton-Thompson is a South Floridian, wife, mom, beach-lover, ACT therapist & coach. She sees people in her international practice, Wholehearted Life Therapy, where she provides coaching, therapy, and behavioral health consulting, virtually/online, throughout the US and beyond. When she’s not doing teletherapy with a client or working on her latest video or article, she is swimming in the pool, at the beach, snorkeling or swimming in the ocean, or just hanging out with her husband, son and two fur babies, a pup and a kitty. To learn more or schedule a free consultation, contact me at

Pt. 1 Contacting the present moment – Why I Love ACT

Sometimes, we can become so engrossed in our internal lives, that we miss out on REAL life. In this video, I talk about a tool/skill to help you “contact the present moment” so that we can live more of our lives in the here and now and appreciate living so much more. There is a short (less than 1 minute)...

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Pt 2. Contacting The Present Moment

Contacting the Present Moment is so important, in this addendum to my full video, I mention one critical piece that I forgot to add in my original CTPM video. I can help you to contact the present moment more in your daily life and perhaps even more importantly, when you are in the midst of an emotional storm....

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Why Online Therapy

In this video, I discuss online therapy and my previously held belief that it is a less desirable way of seeing a therapist. I discuss my own experience as a client and my surprise with the level of connection possible between client and therapist. I talk about how this experience not only changed my thinking, but...

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Defusion or Unhooking from Unhelpful Thoughts

Defusion or unhooking from unpleasant and unhelpful thoughts refers to an amazing set of tools that can help take the power out of these thoughts. In this video, I explain defusion and give several examples of defusion tools. This is part of my video series, Why I love ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). If...

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