116. Building a Meaningful, Values-based Life with Jenna LeJeune

Living a values-based life is different from a goal-oriented one. A values-based life encompasses more than trying to “feel good” or get to a final destination. When you direct your life toward what really matters to you, you will feel an increased sense of meaning and vitality, whatever situation you find yourself in. Values-based living has greater depth and staying power than goals and resolutions. Join Debbie and Dr. Jenna LeJeune, author of Values in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life, for an encouraging discussion about what “living well” really means and how to increase values-based living in yourself and in your clients.

Listen and Learn:

  • What do “values” really mean, and how are they different in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?
  • How to disentangle values from morals and goals
  • Tips for how to explore what “living well” means to you
  • Why pain deserves appreciation
  • What to do when you feel like your values conflict with each other

About Dr. Jenna LeJeune

Dr. Jenna LeJeune is a clinical psychologist, author, and co-founder and president of Portland Psychotherapy, an evidenced-based psychotherapy clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. LeJeune specializes in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help individuals reorient toward what matters to build a more meaningful and well-lived life. She is a peer-reviewed trainer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and serves as a mental health expert co-host of the podcast Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton. A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Lifeis Dr. LeJeune’s first book.


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Meet Our New Co-Host, Dr. Jill Stoddard!

In this episode, we also make an exciting announcement about a new Co-Host joining us in January 2020. Listen to learn more about her and her upcoming book you can pre-order! Be Mighty: A Women’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stree Using Mindfulness and Acceptance


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