Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cognitive Diffusion


What is Cognitive Defusion?

Cognitive fusion means getting caught up in thinking and allowing them to dominate our behaviour, whereas cognitive defusion allows us to directly experience the word. In the book, The Confidence Gap, Dr Harris says that cognitive –

“defusion is the ability to seperate from your thoughts and to let them come and go, instead of getting caught up in them, or allowing them to dictate what you do. Defusion provides a powerful way to deal effectively with painful, unhelpful or self-defeating thoughts and beliefs.” (p.178).

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