Dr. Nicole Gurash created the Peaceful ACTions Method to help children, parents, and adults engage in positive behaviors to problem solve, and take action towards living a life that aligns with their own values.
This method was developed from empirically supported research grounded in applied behavior analysis, emotional regulation, and acceptance and commitment therapy following her own doctoral dissertation research. It's a behavioral skills training model that focuses on learning how to respond to difficult moments, thoughts, feelings, and impulses. Dr. Gurash has adapted this model to be used with all ages and for a variety of individualized needs.
Rooted in the principles of applied behavior analysis and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the Peaceful ACTions method is an approach that behavior analysts can utilize to implement ACT with their own clients.