Chronically Living and how to make the most of it

How Do I Create Distance Between Myself and My Illness Thoughts?

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Episode notes

We're continuing our journey through the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy hexaflex this week by taking a look at defusion - or rather, creating distance between ourselves and our thoughts. When our thoughts are too close to us, they tend to interfere with our lives, leading us to behaviour that is the opposite of what we want (we want mindful, values-based living).
In this episode we talk about:

  • common chronic illness thoughts
  • hands as thoughts and feelings metaphor to explain defusion
  • some techniques you can use to create that distance

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