Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based treatment that derives its name from what is at the very core of its function: to accept and commit. Instead of pushing away or fighting with unpleasant emotions, ACT challenges people to focus on accepting them and more clearly understanding why they exist. Doing this can more effectively address those issues at the root of their addiction or mental health disorder, teaching individuals how to cope with their emotions in healthier ways.
acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

How Does ACT Work?

ACT helps individuals in the following ways:

Utilizing ACT in Treatment

Since there’s no way to completely avoid life’s challenges, ACT aims to help clients regarding productive ways to respond when difficulties arise.With assistance from a skilled therapist, clients learn that it’s counterproductive to ignore their problems or suppress their emotions. They learn self-compassion instead of always judging themselves harshly.

The benefits of ACT include allowing clients to give themselves permission to make mistakes and move on from them, as well as teaching them to control how they react in various situations.

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