ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT for short) is a type of therapy that helps individuals with challenging thoughts and emotions. The goal of ACT is to help create ‘psychological flexibility’ so that the individual can tackle current and future struggles. ACT is an evidence based modality and has proven effective in treating a variety of mental health concerns. It is a type of therapy that involves actionable activities to do inside and outside session.
Why may ACT be right for you? Many of the clients I work with like ACT for two reasons. The first is that it gives you tools that you can do outside therapy sessions to help reduce stress and give you more control of your life. The second is that ACT is a strengths based approach. It puts equal focus on what the individual is doing well and wants to expand on vs focusing solely on what they want to change. This can be particularly helpful if you struggle from low self esteem, want to focus on your strengths and discover your direction in life.
I have been using ACT in my work since 2018 and have seen the wonderful impact it can make. I have received my Level 1 and Level 2 training from the Association of Psychological Therapies and continue to do outside learning on ACT and it implications.
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