Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy treatment, clinic in Brisbane

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment TherapyAcceptance and Commitment Therapy, known as ‘ACT’ (pronounced as the word ‘act’) is a mindfulness based behavioural therapy. The goal of ACT is to create a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. It is only through mindful action that we can create a meaningful life. ACT teaches mindfulness skills as an effective way to handle these private experiences. ACT differs from traditional cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in that rather than trying to teach people to better control their thoughts, feelings, sensations, memories and other private events, ACT teaches them to “just notice”, accept, and embrace their private events, especially previously unwanted ones.

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