What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a scientific, evidence-based behavioural approach, that looks at how we address our happiness and outlook on life.

ACT draws on the individual to learn, practice and apply mindfulness skills to use in the face of anxiety, stress, physical pain and the challenges life throws at you.

It discourages you from avoiding, controlling or suppressing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Rather it teaches you how to identify your discomforts while learning how to handle the pain that goes with them.

It also functions through helping you identify and clarify your values.

Embracing your values helps you to take action to solve your problems and do more of the things that make your life better.

Who does ACT benefit?

Just about everyone can engage in ACT, regardless of your age or stage of life.

ACT can help you whether you are:

  • Adults managing family, work and caring responsibilities
  • Corporate leaders and teams, aiming for more focused workplaces
  • A teenager or child dealing with school, friends and family or bullying
  • New parent/s and family members
  • Coping with chronic illness or injury recovery
  • Experiencing stressful work or family situations
  • Living with grief, trauma or a medical condition
  • Professional and amateur sports people and teams

What does ACT teach you?

To engage with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, all that is required is an open mind, to a radically different approach.

Through engaging with ACT you will learn:

  • Skills that will help you drop the struggle with your thoughts and feelings
  • How applying mindfulness skills helps you live a more present life
  • To identify your values, a new signpost for decision making

Once you have engaged with these initial concepts, and learned and practiced key skills, we then work with you to create an action plan to facilitate a more meaningful life.

Get in touch with us to see how we can help you.