What are your feet doing right now? In this actual moment that you are living in? Poor feet - they work so hard for us and they don't get much attention! Not unless they start to ache. Have you noticed that we don't tend to notice our bodies unless they are hurting? I wonder what… Continue reading Be. Here. Now. Defusion Strategies 4
The Curious Scientist Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to get stuck on a negative thought than on a positive one? It isn't that you really enjoy negative thoughts! It's due to our amazing brain and it's negativity bias. Basically, our brains are "a stay as safe as possible machine!" So when… Continue reading Defusion Strategies 3
Take a sticky thought. A really typical one for many of us is: "I'm not good enough." It shows up in a myriad of ways - our minds have endless creativity for different versions of this one! Here's an exercise from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that can help. Write out a short list of the… Continue reading Defusion Strategies 2
It occurred to me that it's a term that may not be all that familiar. I'm sure though most people have heard of Velcro? Super sticky; it hooks and clings and is hard to shift. A bit like our thought world.
We could all do with a regular feed of positivity and perspective right now. Some of the most helpful psychological skills are those that target psychological flexibility and self-perspective; we can draw on some of the defusion strategies I use in my work and intersperse with techniques drawn from the Positive Psychology model.