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Acceptance and Commitment Training

The Struggle Switch. Our Thinking Self created it by telling us that uncomfortable feelings are "bad" or "dangerous", that we can't cope with them, that we are defective or damaged for having them, that they will take over and overwhelm us, or that they will harm us in some way. If we fuse with these stories, the switch goes on and we perceive uncomfortable emotions as a threat. It activates the fight-or-flight response, which then gives rise to a whole new set of unpleasant feelings. Russ Harris. ------ The big misconception that is created by this perspective is that we need to do something about these uncomfortable emotions to get rid of them. Within the perspective of ACT we learn to watch the emotion come, " build in intensity" then go, without it pushing us around. A very useful skill. We might need to do something about a situation, that's fine, but acting out just to eliminate an uncomfortable emotion is almost always disappointing. From the ACT perspective their are many tried and true ways of bringing about this most useful skill of making friends with all of our emotions. Join the inquiry!

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Defusion from our conceptual self? December 8, 2014 7:38 AM Brian P.
About The Insight Group September 23, 2013 12:06 PM Brian P.

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