Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Frequently asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
In a nut-shell, ACT involves being:
- being open – unhooking and making room for thoughts, feelings memories, and body sensations
- being present –engagement with the hear and now as well as being able to step back and observe thoughts and feelings)
- doing what matters – being clear about your values, setting goals and taking action
Have a read here for a nice overview of the ACT processes
Yep. ACT is an evidence-based approach for psychological problems, with an impressive research base of over 200 Randomised Control Trials supporting the effectiveness of ACT.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a modern form of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).
- ACT teaches specific, evidence-based skills to be more psychologically flexible.
- ACT psychological flexibility helps you better manage difficult thoughts and feelings, so they are less an obstacle to you living a life that is guided by who and what is important to you.