Fall is finally around the corner and I hope you have had a good summer-mine was busy working and learning and hurling myself into new knowledge—one of which I would like to share today…. its called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT….for those who might not have heard about it.
I knew nothing of ACT until summer this year, when I attended a workshop called the ‘ACT for Anxiety’. It sought to apply the core principles of ACT to those of us afflicted with an anxiety disorder. So Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioral therapy all about creating a rich, full and meaningful life whilst accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. Officially, when written as ACT, the ACT is said as the word “act” and not as the initials A-C-T. From the “third generation” of behavior therapies, ACT is a contextual approach challenging clients to accept their thoughts and feelings and still commit to change(Dewane,C, 2008)
ACT in a Nutshell… is
The core principle of ACT can be described by using a simple (and unsurprising) acronym:
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