Cognitive defusion, which is a core component of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), involves techniques that allow people who struggle with excessive worry or rumination to “disconnect” from thoughts that are unrealistic or exaggerated.
As a psychologist in private practice, I often hear stories of people who could really use someone to talk to, but for whatever reason, refuse to see a therapist.
This is a Freudian concept on which we seek the familiar; he describes it as “the desire to return to an earlier state of things.” It’s a neurotic defense mechanism, an attempt to rewrite our histories.
In this article, I want to quickly skip a stone over some of the biggest insights I ever received from my therapists.
Seeking psychotherapy doesn’t mean you are psycho. It is your right to self-care! You might need mind help, but you are unaware of it. So, here are few signs that it’s time for you to talk to your therapist.
Feeling good, too, takes conscious practice.
These commandments for partners in couple’s therapy will help stop your sessions from getting ugly, and prevent you from hitting a roadblock.
“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.”
– Matt Lucas
Staring at an aquarium is like getting the healing benefits of nature on demand.