ACT in Summary

Over the past eight weeks we’ve covered all the core components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These six core processes (contacting the present moment, defusion, acceptance, values, committed action, and the self-as-context) all work to help create and build psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility is the ability to be fully open to our experiences while ... [Read more...]

Senses of Self

In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), there are “senses of self” – There is the thinking self, or the conceptualized self. This is the part of you that makes judgments, plans, and has beliefs and memories. This is also that part of you that generates thoughts about yourself. For example, “I am… young, kind, compassionate, ... [Read more...]

Committed Action

Last week we explored values and how these can guide your life. Values can give you direction and help you to live a more meaningful life. This is easier said than done! Just identifying your values won’t help you to walk down a valued path – you have to commit to action. Committing to action ... [Read more...]

Know Your Values

Values are talked about a lot in regards to mental health and wellness, however, values are not always defined the same way. As one of the core components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, values are how we want to act on an ongoing basis, and this lets us walk down a valued path. This might ... [Read more...]