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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Chronic Pain/Illness, Depression, Anxiety

ACT is a values-based form of psychotherapy that aims to help you accept the difficulties that abound in life while still fully engaging in the activities and relationships that give life meaning. ACT works with mindfulness and cognition to assist you in overcoming negative thoughts and feelings by reducing avoiding coping styles.

ACT focuses on 3 areas:

  1. Accept difficulties and be present in the moment

  2. Choose a valued direction

  3. Take action in that chosen direction

“As human beings increasingly look inward, life begins to seem more like a problem to be solved than a process to be fully experienced.”

- Steven C. Hayes, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy