Using an evidence based approach to psychological treatment we teach our clients to develop the willingness to deal with the challenges and struggles of life and truly lead a meaningful and functional life.
This is strongly founded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Below is a brief intro to ACT from Dr Russ Harris. Also see his website www.actmindfully.com.au
“Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: to accept what is out of your personal control, while committing to do whatever is in your personal control to improve your quality of life.
The aim of ACT is to help people create a rich full and meaningful life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. ACT (which is pronounced as the word ‘act’, not as the initials) does this by:
- teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. (These are known as mindfulness skills.)
- helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – ie your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.”