Acceptance Commitment Theory (ACT) - Episode 3 of 7 – part 2
This bonus video offers specific diffusion strategies for you to experiment with. Find the ones that are right for you….
Episode 3 of 7 – part 2 - This bonus video, Diffusion Practice 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 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.
Episode 2 is focused on "waking up the witness" and increasing your ability to be aware of what you are creating with your psychological gifts and determining if what you are currently creating is lined up with your core values
Episode 1 starts you on the journey of increasing your psychological flexibility.