Dropping anchor exercises

The aim of the ‘dropping anchor’ exercise is not to get rid of unpleasant thoughts or feelings, or to ‘feel good’. The aim of these exercises are to bring your attention to what is most important in the here and now, living in the present moment. The idea is that you ‘drop an anchor’ so that the storm doesn’t sweep you away, enabling you to get present moment awareness and engage fully to get the most out of life.

In this audio Russ talks us through an explanation of the ‘dropping anchor’ exercises.

Listen to the purpose of the 'dropping anchor exercises'

Here are four versions of the ‘dropping anchor exercise, narrated by Dr Russ Harris.

Dropping anchor exercise - 40 second version

 

Dropping anchor exercise - 2 minute version

 

Dropping anchor exercise - 7 minute version

 

Dropping anchor exercise - 11 minute version

DR RUSS HARRIS  is a world-renowned trainer of acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT) and author of the international best-selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap’. Russ has a unique model for training, which he calls ‘ACT Made Simple’, because it covers so much material in a short space of time.

 

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