The Mindbus Technique: A Visualization for Defusing Negative Thoughts

The mindbus technique is an exercise often practiced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The basic idea is to imagine yourself as the driver of a “mindbus” and to imagine your thoughts as passengers riding this bus with you. This … Continue reading

Urge Surfing: A Mindful Approach to Overcoming Addictive Behaviors

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost In mindfulness-based psychotherapy there’s a technique called “urge surfing” that’s used to help individuals overcome addictive and impulsive behaviors. The main assumption behind … Continue reading

The Dark Sides of Our Digital Self: How the Internet Changes Our Thoughts and Behaviors

The author of Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality is a psychiatrist by the name of Elias Aboujaoude who is currently serving as the director at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. … Continue reading