New TEDx talk by Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD, 2008 graduate of the Wright Institute's Clinical Psychology Program, on her new TEDx talk.

Do you spend hours in your head thinking about something that happened, could have happened, or might happen? Have you ever thought of a situation, over and over, trying to come up with the best decision but didn’t take any action? How often do you over-prepare so you don’t make any mistakes? When was the last time you postponed a project because it wasn’t good-enough? Do you minimize your needs so you don’t rock the boat in a relationship? We all play-it-safe by thinking in a particular way or acting in a particular way; it’s cozy and familiar to do what your cautious mind pushes you to do. The challenge is when those playing-it-safe moves take a like on their own.

In this talk, Dr. Z describes why you play-it-safe, identifies the look, feel, and sound of the most common playing-it-safe moves, and teaches you three ACT micro-skills to check whether those playing-it-safe actions help you to be the person you want to be or not.

Dr. Zurita Ona, Dr. Z, is a Licensed Psychologist in California. Her work is dedicated to helping all her clients get “unstuck from fear-based reactions” and live the life they want to live. A key question to her work is “how can we get unstuck from any other form of fear-based reactions so we can live a meaningful, fulfilling, and purposeful life?”

Dr. Z. has significant experience - over 18 years - working with individuals dealing with fear-based struggles such as perfectionism, procrastination, uncertainty, decision-making, phobias, OCD, panic, and any other anxiety-related difficulties. She is the founder of the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center, a boutique therapy practice, where she offers therapy, coaching, and focused interventions based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and contextual-behavioral science. Dr. Z is the author of 6 books and has been nominated as a Fellow of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Watch Dr. Zurita Ona's TEDx talk here: