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(p. 75) Session 12: Introduction to Defusion and Urge Surfing 

(p. 75) Session 12: Introduction to Defusion and Urge Surfing
(p. 75) Session 12: Introduction to Defusion and Urge Surfing

Evan M. Forman

and Meghan L. Butryn

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date: 20 January 2021

This chapter presents Session 12. The focus of this session is defusion (a psychological skill to gain distance from one’s internal experiences, such as thoughts and emotions, in order to view them as momentary experiences rather than absolute truths) and urge surfing (“riding the wave” of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and urges by noticing and monitoring the negative internal state without giving in to the urge to engage in unhealthy behavior) as strategies to promote acceptance and facilitate healthy weight control behaviors.

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