Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)



Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) promotes emotional
well-being by encouraging clients to accept what is out of their personal control, while making a commitment to take specific actions to improve their quality of life.  The aim of ACT is to help people create full and meaningful lives despite pain and stress that life may naturally bring. ACT does this by first teaching mindfulness skills to increase awareness of one's own "inner experience" (i.e., thoughts, feelings, memories, and body sensations).  These skills are taught in such a way that clients begin to interact with, or relate
to, their inner experiences differently.  ACT then focuses on the client's
personal values and assists them in identifying what they find truly important and meaningful. With increased mindfulness and clarified values, clients find that they are more motivated and willing to make meaningful and long-lasting changes.  ACT is evidence-based treatment for depression
and anxiety and has also been shown to be helpful for survivors of trauma.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)