John Forsyth is a professor of psychology, a clinical psychologist, and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at the University at Albany. He has been a guest on a number of local and national television, radio, and podcast segments. He also offers workshops for mental health professionals across the United States and abroad on the use and application of a newer mindfulness-based psychotherapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT, said as one word), and is a member of the teaching faculty at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, The Esalen Institute, and the Cape Cod Institute. He has co-authored several popular books for mental health professionals and the general public, including The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, 2nd ed., Anxiety Happens, and the Anxiety Happens Guided Journal.

His broad interests focus on processes that contribute to human suffering and its successful treatment. More specifically, he has expertise in mindfulness, psychological acceptance, self-compassion, ACT and mindfulness-based strategies. More broadly, he is deeply interested in finding ways to promote human thriving and well-being, especially when life is hard. He is also interested in how these interests can help people who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and other human uniquely human concerns.  

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