Acceptance and Commitment Therapy known as ACT is an evidence-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to help people lead more rich, full and meaningful lives.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Frequently asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

How does ACT work?

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

What does mental health issues does ACT treat?

Recent research shows ACT to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, and somatic health problems.

Does Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) work?

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.

How can I be the best version of myself?
  • 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.

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