I recently attended an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy webinar run by Russ Harris for how to work with and manage repetitive negative thoughts. The exercise I show in this video is my take of an exercise from that webinar and is called Dipping in and out of the stream and is used to work with repetitive negative thinking.
Negative repetitive thoughts can be varied – they can include rumination, worry, thoughts about the past or thoughts about the future. Pretty much any thought that comes up for you which you get stuck or hooked on.
In the exercise we practice some skills using the mneumonics ACE and AND. ACE means to Acknowledge what you are experiencing, Connect with your body and the world around you and Engage in something meaningful.
AND is taken from the adolescent model of Accpetance and Commitment Therapy (DNA-V) and stands for Aware, Name and Describe. In essence both work really well with this exercise.
I have used this with both adult clients, and teens / adolescents and have had very good feedback.
0:00 What is this exercise for?
1:17 Moving on to the exercise with pleasant experience
10:09 Intro to Part 2 of the exercise
11:00 Part 2 of the exercise
15:31 Thanks to subscribers
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I am a UK based BABCP Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist.
I work with teens, adolescents and adults with my main modality being Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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