Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT (which is pronounced as the word ‘act’, not as the initials) does this by:
a) teaching you skills to handle your thoughts and feelings more effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. (These are known as mindfulness skills).
b) helping you to clarify your values – what sort of person you want to be, what you want to stand for in life, how you want to treat yourself and others and the world around you – and translate them into actions to enrich and enhance your life.