Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Programme
About Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
How does the very nature of human language lead to suffering? How can a person commit to living a vital and more meaningful life right now, in spite of emotional or physical pain barriers? Developed within a coherent theoretical and philosophical framework, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, and changing or persisting in behaviour in the service of chosen values
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an active coaching style application of mindfulness, employing metaphors to communicate the multifaceted concept of mindfulness, as well as using cognitive behavioural exercises and home works to apply mindfulness to very specific case-formulations (e.g. very specifically avoided private events, automatic evaluative thinking or avoidant behaviours). Well suited to one on one interventions it can also be applied to groups.