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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

How Does Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT) Work?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their thoughts and Smiling Client with phonefeelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them.

It may seem confusing at first, but ACT paired with mindfulness-based therapy offers clinically effective treatment. After all:

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.

Medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, OCD, addictions, and substance abuse can all benefit from ACT and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

ACT develops psychological flexibility and is a form of behavioral therapy that combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance. When aiming to be more accepting of your thoughts and feelings, commitment plays a key role.

In the case of ACT, you commit to facing the problem head-on rather than avoiding your stresses. Imagine committing to actions that help you facilitate your experience and embrace any challenge.

Learn more about ACT therapy at Positive Psychology Website


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