Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT is a short-term, relation-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people understand their internal relationship between who they are and the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences that they struggle with and helps them to move towards a life that focuses on living a value-driven life.
ACT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s relationship with experiences – rather than the experiences themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.
ACT has helped people experiencing:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance dependency
- Persistent pain
- Disordered eating
- Sexual issues
- Anger management issues
Some ACT techniques are:
- Behavioral Experiments
- Body Meditation
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. ACT sessions are customized to the individual and delivered in a series of phases to build specific skills that help people better face the challenges of living.
If you or someone you know would benefit from acceptance and commitment therapy, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.