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Leaves on a Stream

guided audio activity

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Ages: 12+

Devices: Mobile, Tablet, or Desktop

Topics: ACT, Anxiety, Anger, Relaxation


During the Leaves on a Stream audio activity, you will practice mindfulness by envisioning the release of your thoughts onto a gently flowing river. This technique will allow you to focus on the here-and-now, avoid overthinking, and escape the daily jumble of worries, to-do lists, and other demands.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) uses leaves on a stream to teach the practice of defusion, or separating yourself from your thoughts. However, this technique fits into many mindfulness-based interventions.

Note: Once launching the tool, you may download this audio to carry with you on a portable device, or send to clients electronically. Simply click the "Settings" button (gear icon) in the top right corner of the screen. Suggested Uses

Practice: Use this audio tool again and again for guided practice whenever needed. You can even download the audio file to share with your clients, or take with you.

Education: The audio version of leaves on a stream is an excellent tool for learning the technique, but you might not need it forever. Once you are confident in your abilities, you may choose to practice without audio.

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