Important Psychological Skills - Episode 33 w/ the ACL Therapist

Keagen Hadley is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and psychiatric clinical researcher, who specializes in using psychological treatments such as ACT (or Acceptance and commitment therapy) with his clients. He has a deep understanding of the interventions and knows how emotional distress can interfere with rehabilitation, daily activities, and overall quality of life. Today, he speaks with Brandon about physical therapy and ACT and how they all relate to modern sports and athletes. 


0:00 - 4:16 — What is ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and how does it relate to your personal story? 

4:16 - 6:16 — What is the difference between ACT and CBT?

6:16 - 8:03 — How do you treat athletes with ACT?

8:03 - 9:57 — What is psychological flexibility?

9:57 - 15:14 — If you had to take one lesson from your book "Torn: Overcoming the Psychological Challenges Post-ACL Injury” and tell the world, what would it be?

15:14 - 19:40 — What are the six psychological skills people should practice?

19:40 - 24:26 — What is the connection between sleep and injury? How were your ACL injuries?

24:26 - 26:02 — How have your injuries shaped you and changed your perspective on mental health? 

26:02 - 29:48 — Do you have any final words to say to MDS listeners or young athletes in general? 

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