Posts Tagged "psychology"

Get Unstuck With Sexual Acceptance

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Get Unstuck With Sexual Acceptance

  In a recent post I discussed how to get unstuck using the six components of psychological flexibility. Contact with the Present Moment (mindfulness). Acceptance (acceptance). Valued living (defining valued directions).   Committed Action (commitment). Observing Self (self-as-context). Disentanglement (cognitive defusion) (Anstiss & Blonna, 2014). These same six processes are used to get unstuck from unhelpful sexual thinking that is keeping you from having the kind of sex life and relationships you want and deserve. In this post I want to focus on what Acceptance means and how it...

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Coaches: Help Your High-Achieving Clients Get Unstuck

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Coaches: Help Your High-Achieving Clients Get Unstuck

According to Acceptance and Commitment (AC )Coaching theory, clients get stuck because they lack the psychological flexibility necessary to manage troubling thoughts and painful emotions that create barriers to taking action. I’ve found this to be particularly true with very intelligent, high-achieving clients, because they are so used to relying on their minds to think their way out of problems. They use their intelligence and problem solving abilities to control and change variables that they find contributes to their problems. This works great when the variables involved are things...

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Becoming More Psychologically-Flexible Through Mindfulness Training

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Becoming More Psychologically-Flexible Through Mindfulness Training

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 Contact With the present Moment (Mindfulness) means and how to help your clients become more mindful. Mindfulness is best described as moment-by-moment awareness. There are four dimensions of mindful moments. They are (1) present centered, (2) non-judgmental,...

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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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