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Psychological flexibility: 6 ways to develop it

Published on May 23, 2024 06:52 PM IST
  • From cognitive defusion to committed action, here are a few ways to develop psychological flexibility.
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Psychological flexibility refers to the practice of being open to experiences as they happen to us. "This flexibility enables us to adapt to changing circumstances, make healthy choices, and lead a richer, more fulfilling life. It’s a skill that can be developed and enhanced through practice and reflects a holistic approach to mental health and well-being," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2024 06:52 PM IST

Psychological flexibility refers to the practice of being open to experiences as they happen to us. "This flexibility enables us to adapt to changing circumstances, make healthy choices, and lead a richer, more fulfilling life. It’s a skill that can be developed and enhanced through practice and reflects a holistic approach to mental health and well-being," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou.(Unsplash)

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Cognitive defusion: This refers to the process of taking a step back and watching our thoughts from a distance. This helps in getting more clarity. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2024 06:52 PM IST

Cognitive defusion: This refers to the process of taking a step back and watching our thoughts from a distance. This helps in getting more clarity. (Unsplash)

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Acceptance: This refers to the process of accepting every thought as they happen. Without labeling them as good or bad, we should allow all things to happen to us, without letting any of them define us. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2024 06:52 PM IST

Acceptance: This refers to the process of accepting every thought as they happen. Without labeling them as good or bad, we should allow all things to happen to us, without letting any of them define us. (Unsplash)

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Being present: We should practice being in the moment and being fully involved in the present, rather than worrying about the future or focusing on the past. (Designecologist) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Being present: We should practice being in the moment and being fully involved in the present, rather than worrying about the future or focusing on the past. (Designecologist)

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Self as context: This refers to the process of knowing that the self is the content and our thoughts and emotions do not define us. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Self as context: This refers to the process of knowing that the self is the content and our thoughts and emotions do not define us. (Unsplash)

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Values clarification: Our value and belief system guide us to the choices that define our lives. We should have clarity on those directions. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Values clarification: Our value and belief system guide us to the choices that define our lives. We should have clarity on those directions. (Freepik)

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Committed action: Even in the face of adversity or challenges, we should focus on our actions guided by our values. (Photo by Content Pixie on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 23, 2024 06:52 PM IST

Committed action: Even in the face of adversity or challenges, we should focus on our actions guided by our values. (Photo by Content Pixie on Unsplash)

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