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ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITTMENT THERAPY
- PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT


 -  Managing emotions and painful thoughts

-  Relationship difficulties

-  Managing grief and trauma

Helping you work out what is important and meaningful and live the valued life you want.






ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)

UNDERSTANDING ACT



  •  Based on this, ACT therapy was developed with the goal of teaching people that although psychological pain is normal, we can learn ways to live healthier,fuller lives by shifting the way we think about pain.

  • ACT theory does not define unwanted emotional experiences as symptoms or problems. Instead works to address the tendency of some to view individuals who seek therapy as damaged or flawed and aims to help people realise the fullness and vitality of life. This fullness includes a wide spectrum of human experience, including the pain inevitably accompanying some situations. 

  • Acceptance of things as they come, without evaluating or attempting to change them, is a skill developed through mindfulness exercises in and out of session. ACT does not attempt to directly change or stop unwanted thoughts or feelings (as cognitive behavioral therapy does.

  • ACT encourages people to develop a new and compassionate relationship with those experiences. This shift can free people from difficulties attempting to control their experiences and help them become more open to actions consistent with their values, values clarification and the definition of values-based goals also being key components of ACT.
  • ACT help individuals recognise ways in which their attempts to suppress,manage, and control emotional experiences create challenges. By recognising and addressing these challenges, individuals can becomebetter able to make room for values-based actions that support well-being


  • ACT is based on relational frame theory (RFT), a school of research focusing on human language and cognition. RFT suggests the rational skills used by the human mind to solve problems may be ineffective in helping people overcome psychological pain.