61. Becoming Our Best Relationship Selves By Identifying Core Values And Schemas With Avigail Lev

Interested In Deepening Your Understanding Of How Relationships Work And How You Can Work Them More Skillfully?

Curious About How Early Childhood Experiences Influence Your Adult Relationships?

Want To Learn How To Better Handle Pain In Romantic Relationships?

Join Us For A Journey Into Relationships With Dr. Avigail Lev!

In this episode, Yael discusses common struggles in adult romantic relationships with expert and author, Dr. Avigail Lev. Avigail discusses how early childhood experiences contribute to the development of schemas that can negatively impact our approaches to relationships. She explores how we can use concepts available in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to improve our relationship selves. Avigail uses a combination of evidence-based treatment approaches to help individuals and couples struggling with painful relationships. In this episode, you will hear ideas and strategies you can bring to your own relationships.

About Avigail Lev

Dr. Lev (Avigail, or Abby) specializes in integrating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with schemas therapy to address interpersonal problems and unhelpful patterns in relationships. Avigail is the coauthor of three books on ACT for interpersonal problems (see below). Go to Avigail’s website to find out more.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples: A Clinician’s Guide to Using Mindfulness, Values, and Schema Awareness to Rebuild Relationships

The Interpersonal Problems Workbook: ACT to End Painful Relationship Patterns

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Interpersonal Problems: Using Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Schema Awareness to Change Interpersonal Behaviors

Relationship Schema Questionnaire


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Episode 61