This is a printable “Catch and Release” worksheet. It is an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based worksheet geared towards therapists.* This is best used to facilitate cognitive defusion work with clients in session, or for homework. The analogy of the mind being like a lake, and intrusive thoughts being like fish is used. “Hooked” is used as the term for cognitive fusion (made popular by Russ Harris).
* This can also be used by anyone familiar with cognitive defusion practices who would like additional ways to practice/document work.