Where do I start when doing ACT? Many clinicians have mixed feelings about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. On the one hand, they love its philosophy and experiential approach. But, on the other hand, practitioners can struggle with the doubts and Continue Reading
Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and why do we need it?
What is the evidence-base for ACT, and how do you become a better ACT Practitioner?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) rooted in contextual behavioural science. Based on the philosophical basis, Functional Contextualism, ACT seeks to alter the context within which unhelpful behaviours take place. In other words, the ACT therapist helps their client to notice what they do with more significant curiosity for how well it works.
Through a process of 'shaping', clients learn to build psychological flexibility through mindfulness, acceptance and committed action to purposes that alleviate suffering and enhance wellbeing.
ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT Trainer, Jim Lucas has compiled a library of ACT resources.
Your Guide to becoming more competent in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and what is psychological flexibility? Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a model of behaviour change rooted in Contextual Behavioral Continue Reading
The Head, Heart & Hands of ACT for common mental health problems incl. anxiety and depression A 3 day training workshop – Nottingham 4th & 5th Nov & 2nd Dec 2019 Times: Registration from 9.00am, workshop 9.30am to 4.30pm (on all 3 Continue Reading