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(p. 93) Sessions 5 and 6: Acceptance, Defusion, Mindfulness, and Values 

(p. 93) Sessions 5 and 6: Acceptance, Defusion, Mindfulness, and Values
(p. 93) Sessions 5 and 6: Acceptance, Defusion, Mindfulness, and Values

Michael P. Twohig

, Michael E. Levin

, and Clarissa W. Ong

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date: 21 September 2021

This chapter covers content that would be helpful after clients have been practicing willingness in the service of living a more meaningful life. More explicit work on values begins here, to give clients context for practicing difficult skills, such as acceptance and defusion. The chapter also describes how to further build on acceptance and defusion skills in these sessions, with more experiential exercises (e.g., self-compassion, ways to flexibly interact with a difficult current emotion, interacting with thoughts like an object). Mindfulness is introduced in this chapter to further expand acceptance and defusion work in the context of flexibly attending to one’s experiences in the present moment.

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