ACT Episode 4: Defusion Strategies
This video offers specific diffusion strategies for you to experiment with. Find the ones that are right for you….
Episode 3: Defusion Strategies, offers concrete diffusion strategies to help you create space between you and your thinking. Dr. Russ Harris, the author of The Happiness Trap and other books on Acceptance Commitment Theory, calls these strategies “quirky training wheels”. They may seem odd at first, but they might help you learn what it feels like to diffuse from your thinking. Like riding a bike, it is hard to describe how to diffuse, but once you get if for yourself you will have the skill for the rest of your life. Have fun with noticing your attachment to thought and practicing the skill of diffusion.
This episode illustrates that a life well lived is one that involves the full range of human emotions. Knowing how to experience and navigate big emotions is a key component of emotional resilience and psychological flexibility.
This episode introduces the skill of “Connection” which is an informal mindfulness practice. Shifting our attention to the here and now allows us to release our attachment to our current thought, making space for a brand new ones to come through.
This episode explains how we get “fused” with our thinking and how dangerous it can be to take our thinking seriously. Learning how to “defuse” or unhook from your own thinking is an important part of developing your psychological flexibility.