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A Guide to Understanding, Accepting, and Defusing Your Ego

Story: Samantha, the Egoistic Donkey Once upon a time, a donkey named Samantha lived in the heart of a lush jungle. Samantha was a talented and intelligent donkey but also very arrogant and conceited.

Self as Context in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Examples, Exercises, Metaphors and Benefits

Story: The Ant and the Chameleon Once upon a time, in the heart of a vibrant meadow, nestled within the bustling anthill, lived David, a diligent worker ant renowned for his tireless work ethic and unwavering positivity.

Acceptance vs. Cognitive Defusion - A Practical Guide to Develop Psychological Flexibility

Introduction Psychological flexibility is accepting complex thoughts and emotions without judgment and acting toward valued goals. It is a critical component of many evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.

Cognitive Defusion Techniques from ACT: How to Distance Yourself from Unhelpful Thoughts

Story: Flowing Leaf in the Stream David shivered as he stood on the edge of the stream. The water was dark and murky, and he could see the faint shapes of daemons floating just below the surface.

The Power of Acceptance in ACT: Fostering Well-being and Personal Growth

Embracing Negative Emotions: Allies in Disguise Imagine you are sitting in a coffee shop, working on your laptop. You feel stressed and anxious about a presentation you must give later.

Embracing Committed Action to Achieve your Goals

Introduction At the core of ACT lies the concept of Committed Action, a critical component that empowers individuals to take purposeful actions aligned with their values and goals.