Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based therapy which teaches us to take effective action in the present moment towards a rich and meaningful life.
It does this by teaching mindfulness and other skills to handle unpleasant private experiences, such as thoughts, feelings, images, sensations, urges and memories.
ACT does not concentrate on symptom reduction, which may cause further distress for some individuals. Instead, it focuses on developing and achieving psychological flexibility.
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy used to treat?
- Stress, including workplace stress
- Low self esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorders
- Chronic pain
Who can I see for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?