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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them.

Role of the Therapist 

Guides the client through the 6 cores processes

Treatment Goals 

Acceptance  is the active choice to allow unpleasant experiences to exist, without trying to deny or change them.

Cognitive Defusion refers to the techniques intended to change how an individual reacts to their thoughts and feelings. 

Being Present can be understood as the practice of being aware of the present moment, without judgment the experience.

Self as Context is the idea that an individual is not simply the sum of their experiences, thoughts, or emotions. 

Values  that help us live our lives in accordance with the values that we hold dear.