2022 St. George UCAP Rally
Whatever You Are Thinking, There You Are: Mindfulness Based Strategies for Pornography Addiction
Mindfulness based therapies like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy help individuals develop more awareness of their thoughts and feelings. Psychological flexibility allows us to be aware of thoughts and feelings without being caught up in them. When the focus of our life becomes our problems and challenges, we often feel stuck and hopeless and our life becomes more about our problems. When we focus on our values and how we want to live, we move towards living more fully and richly.
Shawn Christiansen, Ph.D., LCSW
Shawn L. Christiansen, Ph.D., is a professor of Family Life and Human Development at Southern Utah University. He has also taught at Penn State Scranton and Central Washington University. He has an M.S. from Brigham Young University in Family Life Education, an MSW from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in Individual and Family Studies. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, he has received training in using Gottman, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to teach clients mindfulness and relationship skills to help them with their individual and relationship challenges. He is married to Tiffiney and they have four children and three grandchildren.