Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

How ACT can help you overcome negative thoughts

Alia Yasir

8/25/20231 min read

a man holds his head while sitting on a sofa
a man holds his head while sitting on a sofa

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals develop psychological flexibility. It encourages individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings rather than trying to change or eliminate them. The therapy focuses on helping individuals clarify their values and take action towards living a meaningful and fulfilling life. ACT teaches individuals to observe their thoughts without judgment and to identify the thoughts that are holding them back from achieving their goals. By practicing acceptance and committing to taking positive action, individuals can learn to overcome barriers and make progress towards their desired outcomes. ACT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.