What is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to value based action that improves and enriches your life. The aim of ACT (which is pronounced 'act') is to maximise human potential with psychological flexibility for a rich, full and meaningful life, despite unhelpful thinking.
Making room for painful feelings, urges and sensations, and allowing them to come and go without a struggle. Learn resilience to improve the ability to accpet unpleasent emotions without attembing to chnage them
Distancing from, and letting go of, unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and memories. Learn problem solving skills by recognising unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours that don't work and you struggle with. Stop struggling and start living.
Separating your thinking mind from your observing self. Develop and learn to adapt a more positive and effective mindset. Seeing things from a different perspective and from a better view point.
Learn how to set goals that are consistent with your values, that can be achieved through commited action. Taking a more positive commitment to personal development and life goals, short term, medium and long term goals.
Learn how to focus on the present moment, thus your actions are more consistent with the values you hold. Contact with the present moment is engaging fully with all your senses, your here-and-now experience, with an attitude of openness and curiosity.
About UsWe are experienced and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Coaches and ACT Trainers (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), where I have used my experience and background of working within a Community Mental Health Team and as Practice Manager for NHS and Big Lottery funded projects, to form our own private family practice.
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