How to Let Go of Anxious Thoughts and Worries

Using the science of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to change how we interact with our anxious thoughts
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (192 ratings)
4,010 students
40min of on-demand video

Two myths about thoughts that keep you stuck
How to identify problematic patterns and break them
Specific steps to take back control of your mind and life


  • Willingness to try something new
  • Curiosity about how your mind works


Tired of fighting with your mind? Exhausted from arguing with your thoughts just to get a little peace and quiet?

Always finding yourself in the same unhelpful pattern even though you promised yourself you wouldn't . . . cancel plans, binge watch tv, wait to the last minute for an assignment, skip the gym again?

You're not alone.

And you're not to blame.

The way you've been taught to think about and deal with your anxious thoughts and overwhelming worries is all wrong.

Sure, it may be a good strategy for when you need a little pep talk, but for most things we can't force our mind to give us a little space.

In fact! The more effort we put into eliminating thoughts the more they show up and the stronger they become. It's like fighting quicksand.

Thankfully there's a better way.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps us understand why our mind does the things it does and why you keep getting stuck in the same pattern over and over.

But once you dispel the myths about your mind and understand your own patterns you can begin to unlock the key to building a healthier, less combative relationship with your thoughts, even the unpleasant ones. Especially those ones.

This free primer teaches you all that in under an hour so you can start implementing strategies right away.

As a psychologist I've helped hundreds of clients get space from their busy minds and I want to help you do the same.

Are you ready to learn a new way to deal with anxious thoughts and non-stop worry?

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone struggling with a busy, worry-filled, over-active mind
  • Anyone frustrated with their attempts to break old patterns
  • Anyone curious about how your mind works and why you keep repeating old patterns


Clinical and Health Psychologist
Dr. Jessica Borushok
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 192 Reviews
  • 4,114 Students
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Hi there! I'm Dr. Jessica.

I'm the Busy Mind Psychologist and founder of Busy Mind Reboot.

With four published books, including the award-winning book for therapists, The ACT Approach, and a fun, reflective card deck, The ACT deck, I am an expert and peer reviewed trainer for a type of therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT teaches folks how to notice and sit with their full experience — including painful thoughts, feelings, memories, and physical sensations we often attempt to avoid — in order to interrupt unhelpful patterns and live a meaningful life. Whatever that means to you.

Too often we are focused on unpleasant stuff in the past or future, or attempting to control things outside of our control that we end up missing the beautiful moments that matter most to us.

I work one-on-one with people in private practice, provide free content on Instagram (@busymindpsychologist), and develop educational courses to use my skills as a psychologist and my knowledge as an imperfect human to help as many people step into their best self.

A small step today, as little as 20-30 minutes, can add up to an incredible life. It's not always easy, but it is simple.

Are you ready to take that first step?

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