Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented psychotherapy with a psychological approach that stems from traditional behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sufferers learn to stop avoiding, denying, and fighting their inner feelings and, instead, to accept that these deep feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward positively in their lives. With this understanding, sufferers begin to acknowledge their difficulties and commit to making the necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives and how they feel about it.
We as a culture seem devoted to the idea that 'negative' human emotions need to be fixed, managed, or changed—not experienced as part of the whole of life.
looking at life as problems to be solved
We can sort our experiences down to the ones we like and weed out the rest.
Acceptance, mindfulness, and values are important psychological therapies needed for transformational change.
This therapy can help treat many mental and physical conditions. These include:
Substance use disorders