Posts Tagged "cognitive defusion"

Becoming More Psychologically-Flexible Through Disentanglement

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Becoming More Psychologically-Flexible Through Disentanglement

In a recent post I discussed the six components of psychological flexibility. Valued living (defining valued directions).   Contact with the Present Moment (mindfulness). Committed Action (commitment). Acceptance (acceptance). Observing Self (self-as-context). Disentanglement (cognitive defusion) In this post I am going to discuss Disentanglement (Cognitive Defusion). Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching uses the term the conceptualized self, to refer to what clients would probably think of when asked to describe themselves to someone else. It is their internalized picture of how they see...

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Rethinking Potential Stressors

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Rethinking Potential Stressors

Stress is a combination of the three things; (1) a potential stressor, (2) what your mind tells youabout your ability to cope with the threat, harm, or loss associated with it and (3) a stress response that kicks in if you feel unable to cope. In this post I’d like to focus on the second component of the definition, what your mind tells you about your ability to cope with the threat, harm, or loss associated with potential stressors. Becoming more mindful of your use oflanguage, in particular your self-talk about stress is a key factor in learning how to conquer your stress. There is a...

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Helping Clients Get Unstuck

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Helping Clients Get Unstuck

An AC and ACT-based approach to coaching assumes that coaching clients are whole, functional, and do not have DSM V mental disorders. They are just stuck. Often they are stuck on painful emotions like fear, worry and anxiety. Other times they are stuck on illogical, unhelpful, troubling thoughts. These painful emotions and troubling thoughts contribute to their psychological inflexibility, the real reason for getting and staying stuck. ACT identifies six processes related to developing greater psychological flexibility and getting unstuck. They are: (1) defining valued directions, (2)...

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