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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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Help Your Clients Get Unstuck by Becoming More Psychologically Flexible

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Help Your Clients Get Unstuck by Becoming More Psychologically Flexible

In this blog I will discuss the six key factors called core processes that contribute to psychological inflexibility and clients getting stuck. I then want to describe the Tools and Techniques used to help clients become more psychologically flexible and get unstuck. I want to look at the core processes and the tools and techniques from both an ACT perspective and an AC Coaching  view. The original six core processes that lead to clients being psychologically inflexible were originally described in the ACT Hexaflex Model (see Figure # 1.) or ACT Model of Psychopathology  (Strosahl, et. al,...

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Psychological Inflexibility and Values

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Psychological Inflexibility and Values

Values are related to psychological inflexibility in two ways; (1) values conflicts cause people to become rigid and (2) fusing with values limits options for coping with threats. In order to understand these two contributing factors it is first necessary to define values and discuss their nature. Your values are the mirror of your personality and are central to defining who you are as an individual. While your knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs strongly contribute to who you are, they’re more amenable to change. Your values represent the ideals you cherish, hold most dear, and are...

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