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Getting Stuck by Avoiding Sexual Situations and Opportunities

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Getting Stuck by Avoiding Sexual Situations and Opportunities

In  an earlier blog I talked about how you get caught in a sexual rut because of  psychological inflexibility. I described the six core processes that contribute to being psychologically inflexible and getting stuck; (1) Lack of clarity of values (2) Dominance of outmoded scripts and learning (3) Cognitive fusion (4) Attachment to the conceptualized self (5) Experiential avoidance and (6) Inaction, impulsivity, and rigidity . The six processes work independently and combine synergistically when getting stuck sexually. In this blog I want to talk a little bit about Experiential Avoidance and...

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On Psychological Inflexibility and Getting Stuck

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On Psychological Inflexibility and Getting Stuck

An ACT-based approach to coaching uses the term, “getting stuck” to refer to psychological inflexibility, the root cause of failing to take values-congruent action. I love the notion of getting stuck versus having a mental disorder, because it’s both very forgiving and a great fit for coaching. Everybody gets stuck at times: you, me, our clients. When we get stuck in a rut, we can’t move forward. It’s like having a beautiful car that gets stuck on a patch of ice; it just spins its wheels and gets nowhere. When we get stuck, we also spend a lot of time spinning our wheels and...

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