a mindfulness skills exercise that helps you maintain present moment awareness while also accepting your current emotional state.
it combines visualization, acceptance, defusion, and grounding.
adapted from "The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Workbook" by McKay, Wood and Brantley.
a calming exercise when you are feeling emotionally uncomfortable or distressed.
combines visualization, acceptance, grounding, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
a visualization exercise to help you 'unhook' from distressing thoughts, memories, and emotions, to help you improve in-the-moment focus and concentration.
video by The School of Self
An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy metaphor about changing how we respond to uncomfortable emotions and thoughts.
Video by Joe Oliver
A video by Dr Russ Harris about the difference between living a goals-based vs values-focused life. (Values is one of the key elements in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
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