Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a unique and evidence-based therapeutic approach that can help you If you are struggling with difficult or stressful thoughts and feelings, or are seeking changes in your life that are consistent with your values and goals. we offer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as one of our specialized services.
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy focuses on helping individuals accept their thoughts and feelings and commit to taking meaningful action based on their values. Our acceptance and commitment therapists have developed this based on the idea that struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings is a natural part of being human and that it's possible to live a fulfilling life even when faced with such struggles.
How Does Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Work?
ACT is based on six core principles, which include:
Acceptance: Learning to accept and allow your thoughts and feelings to be present without judgment or attempts to control or avoid them.
Cognitive Defusion: Recognizing that thoughts are not facts and learning to detach from unhelpful thoughts or beliefs.
Being Present: Cultivating mindfulness and being fully present in the moment, without getting caught up in the past or worrying about the future.
Self as Context: Developing a sense of self-awareness and understanding that you are more than your thoughts and emotions.
Values: Clarifying your personal values and using them as a guide for meaningful action.
Committed Action: Taking purposeful action towards your values, even in the face of difficulties or discomfort.
Who Can Benefit from (ACT)?
ACT can be helpful for individuals facing a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, chronic pain, and relationship issues. It is also effective in promoting personal growth, improving self-esteem, and enhancing overall well-being. ACT is suitable for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and identities, and can be used in individual, couples, or group therapy.
At Integrative Clinical Psychology, our skilled and compassionate acceptance and commitment therapists are trained in ACT evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
If you're interested in learning more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today. Let us help you on your journey towards greater psychological flexibility and well-being.