Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
What is ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy)?
ACT is an evidence-based type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aimed at helping us to live mindfully in the present moment and take action that is guided by our personal values. ACT teaches a range of mindfulness and acceptance skills to help us more effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings so they have much less impact and influence on our lives. ACT teaches us how to let go of struggling against or running away from pain, so that we can be freed up to connect with what really matters to us, and take action to increase our quality of life. ACT is a behavioural therapy: it’s about taking action, but it’s not about just any old action, it’s about values guided action. There’s a big essential component to this model. What do you want to stand for in life? What really matters? ACT helps you to get in touch with what really matters in the big picture of what you really want in life and how to take mindful action towards achieving it.
ACT gets its name from one of its core messages; accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to taking action that enriches your life. The aim of ACT is to help us create a rich and meaningful life , while accepting the pain that inevitably may come. ACT does this by;
Internationally teaching us psychological skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence– these are known as mindfulness skills; and
Helping us to clarify what’s truly important and meaningful to us, that is, clarify our values, and use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate us to set goals and take action that enriches our life.
Are you ready to make a change?
You are very welcome to get in touch, for any enquiries or questions you may have, or to schedule an appointment.