What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic approach inspired by the Buddhist principle of mindfulness, which teaches clients how to be fully present with their feelings. ACT uses mindfulness strategies to help clients learn to accept their hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behaviour, regardless of what is going on in their lives and how they feel about it.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Benefits

  • Helps mitigate the symptoms of mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and OCD
  • Helps you manage negative thoughts and emotions
  • Allow you to acknowledge negative experiences are a part of life
  • Helps to develop psychological flexibility

ACT Therapy Techniques to Practice

ACT uses a mix of techniques like acceptance, cognitive defusion, being present, self as context, values, and committed actions to help clients persevere over life’s roadblocks.

What Does ACT Therapy Treat?

ACT Therapy is used for some clients that suffer from:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Social Anxiety
  3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  4. Depression
  5. Addiction

Steyaert Psychotherapy’s Approach to ACT Therapy

Here at Steyaert Counselling, our approach is to encourage people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling responsible for them.

If you believe ACT Therapy is right for you, contact our London location or Burlington location and book a free session today.

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