This project was designed to enhance self-compassion through cognitive defusion. Cognitive defusion is a technique within Acceptance and Commitment therapy designed to help individuals view their thoughts as events rather than absolute truths. The goal of the intervention and research was help defuse from rigid or difficult thoughts and make space for compassion and caring for oneself.
Lavender, Melissa, "Increasing Self-Compassion through Engaging in Cognitive Defusion" (2021). Professional Impact Project: Implementation of Evidence Based Practices by Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Students. 7.