Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) used to treat?

Depression

Anxiety

Trauma / PTSD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

What is ACT ?

ACT is based on the philosophy that suffering is directly related to our relationship with our thoughts and feelings. Often times when we are suffering, we try to get rid of, avoid, fix our painful thoughts, emotions, memories, etc. However, doing so often causes more suffering in the long run. Thus, ACT aims to create a different relationship with the thoughts and feelings so that you don’t win the struggle, but that you step out of the struggle altogether.

ACT Goals

  1. Accept what is out of your control
  2. Clarify what is important and meaningful to you
  3. Commit to taking values-consistent action

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