Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Wise Institute
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
What is ACT?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioural treatment that aims to help individuals accept discomfort and commit toward value-driven action. It is based on the idea that suffering comes from our attempts to avoid emotional pain, not the experience of pain itself. Therefore, it focuses on helping individuals be open and willing to experience distress (because it’s impossible to avoid all distress), while focusing on living a meaningful life. ACT has been shown to be effective for difficulties such as anxiety, depression and work related issues.