- Being in the present moment is one of the core ACT processes as it allows other processes to occur.
- Being in the present moment is an active choice to observe and experience the moment as it is.
- Defusion is a particularly important concept in the treatment of OCD.
- Defusion is made up of deliteralization of thoughts, and separating behavior from internal experiences.
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In this module, you learned about the ACT processes of being in the present moment and defusion. These are often covered in sessions 4 and 5 but they don't need to be but that is how we walked through them here. You might end up using them at different times within therapy.
The concept of being in the present moment is one of the core ACT processes. It allows all other processes to occur. Again, this doesn't mean that it's more important than the other process. It just means that without being present we're unable to focus on all the other processes within ACT. So it's a really important one to cover with your clients. Being in the present moment is an active choice to observe and experience the moment as it is nonjudgmentally.