Acceptance and committment therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy gets its name from one of its core values - accepting what is out of your personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches your life. The aim of ACT is not to reduce symptoms but to help you to live a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT uses mindfulness to help people to deal with distressing thoughts and effectively - in such a way that they have way less impact over you. There are 6 principles of ACT: Contact Us Today
1. Cognitive Defusion - Distancing from unhelpful thoughts, images and memories.
2. Acceptance - Making room for unpleasant feelings, urges and sensations, allowing them to come and go without a struggle,.
3. Contact with the Present Moment - See mindfulness.
4. The Observing Self -Helping you to see that you are not your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
5. Values - What is significant and meaningful to you.
6. Committed Action - Setting goals guided by your values and taking effective action to achieve them.