We can think of mindfulness as a psychological toolkit for enhancing your health, wellbeing and life.
And there are many different tools within this kit – which serve a variety of different purposes.
For example, there are tools which help you to:
- Focus, and refocus, your attention on the task or activity you are doing, and engage in it fully (focusing & engaging skills);
- Detach or unhook from difficult or unhelpful thoughts (unhooking or defusion skills);
- Savour, appreciate and enhance the satisfaction of enjoyable and pleasurable experiences (savouring skills).
All these different skills have one common factor: they all involve paying attention in a particular way, with an attitude of openness, curiosity, and flexibility.
In this quick video, Russ shares four whacky techniques to help you unhook from difficult thoughts and feelings.