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Becoming More Psychologically Flexible, Step 1: Living Your Values

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Becoming More Psychologically Flexible, Step 1: Living Your Values

_ 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 want to focus on what valued living means and how to live a values-based-life. While most people view values as fixed and immutable, you could also choose to view them as more fluid. I like to compare values to trees. Both have deep roots that nurture them. They have many branches...

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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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