Helping a client shift their perspective so they are able to understand that thoughts and feelings are distinct from who they are as a person, can be an important step in changing negative and unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. The concept of Self as Context is another principle in ACT that guides this process.
What does “being present” actually mean? Why is it an essential part of Acceptance Commitment Therapy? In this week’s blog, I explain the concept and how it can impact our mental wellbeing.
Cognitive Defusion, one of the core concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), is a therapeutic approach that I use in my practice to help people cope with the negative thought patterns that fuel depression, anxiety and other mental and behavioral health challenges. Through a series of exercises my clients and I work to limit the power of negative thoughts and see them for what they really are: Just thoughts.
Are you stuck in a cycle of negative emotions or behaviors? If so, I encourage you to investigate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment option. ACT is a highly effective approach that I have used with clients for years. In this week’s blog, I focus on ACT’s core principle of Acceptance and explain how Acceptance can help clients handle the negatives and move forward.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a therapeutic intervention I frequently use with clients who are stuck in a cycle of destructive or painful thoughts and behaviors. I help clients focus on what really matters to them ¬– rather than being distracted by their negative thoughts – and then we work toward reaching goals so they can live their best life.