Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based on the idea that the language used for thoughts has a direct impact on one’s psychological flexibility and adaptability. One strong element of ACT involves identifying the words one uses to formulate ideas, fears, and avoidances and replace them with a more constructive vocabulary for thought. ACT can take many forms, and there are multiple online and print resources on the subject which can be worked on with a qualified therapist, or independently as an effective self-help technique.

Further Reading on ACT:

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science:

http://contextualscience.org/act

Act Mindfully:

http://www.actmindfully.com.au/acceptance_&_commitment_therapy

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=191

 

 

 

 

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