HRF Flexibility Processes

OPEN CATEGORY OF PROCESSES

COGNITIVE DEFUSION

Letting go of sticky thoughts and choosing to not let them influence your behavior

EXPANSION (ACCEPTANCE IN ACT)

Making room for uncomfortable sensations, emotions, and thoughts

AWARE CATEGORY OF PROCESSES

PRESENCE

Here, now, in this moment.

OBSERVING SELF

Engaging in that fuzzy/gray part of you that can selectively direct its attention inward and outward.

“Mindfulness” is a combination of presence and observing self.

MOTOR BEHAVIOR PROCESSES

Exploration of the muscle behaviors that are associated with postures and movements.

SOCIAL RELATIONAL PROCESSES

The bidirectional exploration between “I and you,” individuals and groups; verbal and nonverbal communication and how others are instrumental to developing our sense of self.

ACTIVE CATEGORY OF PROCESSES

VALUES

What drives you? What makes you want to get up in the morning? What’s your direction?

LOAD CAPACITY

Actively exploring boundaries and working with our anatomical, physiologic, psychological, emotional, and social capacity. See image below for the five subcategories of Load Capacity.

COMMITTED ACTION

Committing to actions that match your values and needs.

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