Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
What is ACT Therapy?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a contemporary and evidence-based therapeutic approach that empowers individuals to live a more fulfilling and values-driven life.
ACT therapy a new-wave cognitive behavioural therapy that has 3 components:
Develop psychological skills to cope with the difficult thoughts and emotions that arise in a way that does not give them power over you.
Clarifying your values (what is important to you, how you want to show up in the world, your meaning) and use them to inspire and motivate you.
Learn to focus your attention on what is important in order to live more meaningfully and in the present.
Who can ACT help?
Research has shown that ACT is effective in treating a range of mental health issues, including
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Binge eating disorder, depression
Perfectionism and People Pleasing
Research indicates that individuals who receive Acceptance and Commitment Therapy treatment may experience significant improvements in anxiety symptoms and overall well-being.
The World Health Organization has endorsed ACT as an empirically supported approach for treating adolescents who struggle with chronic pain.
If you're looking for an ACT therapist, look no further, as Kaylee has completed advanced training in the modality.
The essence of ACT is to "accept what is out of your personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches your life."