Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, teaches individuals how to relate to their thoughts and feelings in a healthier way.
When we feel sad, scared, anxious or angry, it is easy for these emotions to control our lives. The ACT approach helps us acknowledge the presence of our emotions and forge ahead with our goals despite them.
With ACT, you will come to understand that the mere presence of uncomfortable emotions is nothing to worry about. You will learn to recognize them, understand that they may be legitimate, and cope with them in a healthy way.
ACT can benefit anyone experiencing a behavioral health concern, including:
Even without a particular diagnosis, anyone who feels overwhelmed with negative emotions can benefit from the approach taught by ACT counselors.
The acronym ACT can be used to describe the core components of this approach:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy develops your ability to be present in the here and now. It also keeps you emotionally flexible. If you have ever had a hard time coping with a sudden, major life change, you can appreciate how challenging it can be to have a flexible mentality. But your emotions and the way in which you handle them aren’t set in stone.
Elements Behavioral Health offers Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as one of the many options available to our clients. We are committed to finding a therapy that works for you and that helps you maintain your quality of life. Contact us for more information about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or any of our other therapeutic options.
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