What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) & How Does it Work?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, is a mindfulness-based therapy developed by Steven Hayes. The aim of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is to enable us to live a more meaningful life that is congruent with and reflects our values and what is important to us. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps us do this by giving us the tools that allow us to move past whatever barriers we face as we travel along our path towards building a valued life.

To learn more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, please watch the video below, and check out my post on Cognitive Fusion and Cognitive Defusion.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Guelph Therapist Greg Dorter

I’m a therapist in Guelph, Ontario specializing in evidence-based treatments such as CBT and mindfulness for anxiety, depression and stress. For more information about cognitive therapy/cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression in Guelph, or to make an appointment for counselling or therapy, please call me at 226-500-4086 or email greg@guelphtherapist.ca.
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