Have you ever wondered if you could live a fulfilling and meaningful life but found it difficult because you struggle with managing the inevitable pain and suffering that comes with it?
ACT helps us have a different relationship with our emotions and thoughts in order to decrease the negative impact these experiences have on our everyday life. ACT focuses on mindfulness, acceptance, and values, while increasing our psychological flexibility. What is psychological flexibility you ask? An easy way to think of it is that we notice and acknowledge our emotions as a natural part of life. Acknowledge them rather than ignoring or letting them consume you. Looking at them like a wave and riding with it rather than letting it crash against us. This allows us to act on our values rather than the behavioral impulses that come from our emotions. How can we increase our psychological flexibility? We work on the six pillars of ACT: contact with the present moment, acceptance, values, defusion, committed action, and self as a context.
ACT helps a wide array of mental health symptoms: