Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Have you tried therapy in the past and felt like something was missing? Many people find us because they are suffering, whether its relationship struggles, past trauma, depression or anxiety, there is so much suffering and not enough joy.

ACT is a relatively unknown therapy that can transform your relationship with yourself and the world. ACT helps us get connected to ourselves and find meaning in our lives.

After learning the ACT concepts my clients report feeling more confident, less anxious and more sure of themselves.

“At first I didnt know what to expect, but after speaking with you I feel like I can handle my anxiety when it comes and it isn’t as scary”

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals confront difficult thoughts and feelings in order to create positive change in their lives. ACT is based on the principles of psychological flexibility, acceptance, mindfulness, and values-driven behavior. The goal of ACT is to help individuals live a meaningful life, despite the presence of difficult thoughts and feelings.

ACT is based on the idea that trying to control or avoid difficult thoughts and feelings often results in more suffering. Therefore, instead of trying to control or avoid them, ACT encourages individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings and act according to their values. This can help individuals to make positive changes in their lives and become more committed to their values.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has been found to be effective in treating a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In particular, ACT is often used to help individuals cope with difficult emotions, such as fear, anger, and sadness. Through Acceptance counseling individuals can learn to identify their values and take action in line with those values, even if their emotions are difficult to manage.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is also used to support individuals with mental health diagnoses. In particular, ACT can be used to help individuals accept their diagnosis and to identify what is important to them. This can help individuals to create a plan for managing their mental health diagnosis and to stay committed to their goals.

Overall, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings and to take action in line with their values. ACT has been found to be effective in treating a variety of mental health issues and can be used to support individuals with mental health diagnoses. By taking action in line with their values, individuals can create positive change in their lives and manage their mental health diagnosis.

“Psychological flexibility is the capacity to willingly and flexibly contact the present moment, open to our inner experience and the world around us, and take action guided by our core values. It is a process of learning to be more present and aware, to recognize and accept our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations as they arise, and to take action in ways that are consistent with our core values.”

― Steven C. Hayes