Decoupling as a Mechanism of Change in Mindfulness and Acceptance

  title={Decoupling as a Mechanism of Change in Mindfulness and Acceptance},
  author={Michael E. Levin and Jason B Luoma and Jack A Haeger},
  journal={Behavior Modification},
  pages={870 - 911}
A growing body of research within the acceptance and mindfulness-based therapies suggests that these treatments may function in part by reducing or eliminating (i.e., decoupling) the normative relationships between internal experiences and other internal/overt behavior. Examples of decoupling effects found in this review include reduced relationships between urges to smoke and smoking behavior, between dysphoric mood and depressive cognitions, and between pain intensity and persistence in a… 

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