I PRACTICE ACT

Acceptance and commitment therapy, pronounced “act” for short, is a mindfulness based therapy focused upon noticing present moment experiences such as thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, clarifying personal values, and taking actions based upon clarified chosen values.

ACT utilizes methods including guided mindfulness activities, experiential exercises, and metaphors. 

The assumption in ACT is that by practicing skills of emotional, cognitive, attentional, contextual, motivational, and behavioral flexibility one can more successfully fulfill human yearnings of understanding, experiencing, orientation, connection, meaning, and competence. 

I’ve found this assumption to ring true in my own life and in the lives of the people I help through therapy.

There are many clinical studies that indicate ACT is a highly effective form of treatment for such concerns as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use problems, relationship issues, panic attacks, and coping with chronic pain.

ACT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • ACT Consultation Group – group consultation with other ACT therapists meeting biweekly, February 2021 – present.
  • ACT in Practice – 23 hour online training on how to implement advanced ACT principles into practice, October 2020.
  • ACT Immersion – 23 hour online training on how to implement ACT into practice, November 2019.