How to stop struggling
for perfect happiness and lead a richer and more fulfilling life
Looking for a revolutionary mindfulness-based programme for overcoming stress, anxiety, anger, and depression?
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 action that improves and enriches your life. It’s one of a new generation of CBT approaches.
The aim of
What Is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy?
Teaching you psychological life skills
a) teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as mindfulness skills)
Helping you to clarify your values
b) helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better
Providing you with Mindfulness exercises and metaphors
c) mindfulness is a “hot topic” in Western psychology right now – increasingly
ACT Breaks mindfulness skills down into 3 categories:
1) defusion: distancing from, and letting go of, unhelpful thoughts, beliefs
2) acceptance: making room for painful feelings, urges and sensations, and allowing them to come and go without a struggle
3) contact with the present moment: engaging fully with your here-and-now experience, with an attitude of openness and curiosity.
As a mental health & wellbeing