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.
Underage drinking is a slippery slope because young brains are more susceptible to addiction. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has created the perfect storm for young adults and teens who are at higher risk for alcohol use when they are bored, anxious or spending too much time online.
Ask me about Motivational Interviewing. It is an evidence-based counseling approach that I have found to be extremely effective with clients who need to make changes in their behaviors or life, but have struggled to move forward.