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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps one stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment.


It aims to help you move forward through difficult emotions so you can put your energy into healing, instead of dwelling on the negative. With the help of a professional, you'll pick up a collection of coping mechanisms specifically designed for your situation, which you can use throughout your life to handle challenging experiences.


Act works by focusing on and accepting life experiences as they come, without evaluating or trying to change them. It's a skill developed through mindfulness exercises that encourage you to build a new and more compassionate relationship with difficult experiences. Doing this can free you from obsessive negative thinking so you can have peace of mind and healing.


Acceptance. Start by accepting emotions and feelings that may feel like they're out of your control and mindfully accept the experience.


Direction. Commit to a positive approach that will help push you forward while resisting the temptation to rehash the past.


Action. Take charge and make a conscious decision to stick with the positive direction you chose. Stay resilient, no matter what life throws at you.


Mindfulness and ACT Therapy


Mindfulness plays an important role in ACT therapy.

Mindfulness offers you a way to ground yourself in the present by paying attention moment-by-moment to your feelings, physical sensations, and outside environment. Mindfulness exercises and mindfulness techniques can help support your ACT therapy practice by developing nonjudgmental acceptance of your thoughts and feelings. Instead of trying to change things, rehashing the past, or imagining a future, you remain in the moment.


The beauty of mindfulness is that it can be practiced anytime, anywhere. You can be at work, at home, or even socializing with friends and family. All you have to do is bring your attention back to the present moment, grounding yourself with your breath and paying attention to the sounds, scents, and activities happening around you.


While this may sound like a small change, the benefits of mindfulness are incredible. Many people find that practicing mindfulness has brought them peace, purpose, and a renewed sense of happiness.


If you're interested in incorporating mindfulness into your journey of healing, please reach out to us and we'll help get you started.

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