Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a powerful new psychotherapy capable of helping patients with everything from mild stress to chronic pain to severe psychological disorders. This therapy, also known as ACT, gets its name from its core message – that is to act to change your life. As such, the treatment is pronounced as “act” rather than as its individual letters.
The Core Principles of ACT are:
Commit to change
A recent study performed in 2015 showed that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy was a better treatment for anxiety, depression and addiction than typical treatments and placebos. ACT teaches us not to overreact to emotions, thoughts and memories that can quickly cause us to struggle and suffocate in our everyday lives.
Through the use of ACT, we teach you to accept that which is out of your control, commit to actions that will improve and enrich your life, and then take action to put these plans into place. At Creative Healing we aim to maximise human potential and ensure everyone, regardless of their mental health concerns, can live a rich, full and meaningful life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy teaches psychological skills that deal effectively with painful thoughts and feelings. We encourage mindfulness and self-awareness to ensure these painful thoughts and feelings have less impact on you and your life.
ACT and Creative Healing
At Creative Healing we help you clarify what is important to you, and what your life values are. We teach you how to use knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your thinking and change your life.
We have found that ACT is a powerful therapeutic intervention for everything from work stress to depression. It is an effective tool to increase emotional intelligence, allowing us to embrace our emotions without letting them control us.
Further, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy creates a mental state of awareness, focus and openness. As such, it allows you to full engage with the moment. This form of “pure awareness” allows us to engage objectively with our thoughts and emotions. By doing so, we can distance ourselves from negative emotions, thoughts and feelings that would generally interrupt our day-to-day lives.
Creative Healing specialises in ACT with a variety of sessions available to suit all conditions and concerns. Please call us today to find out more; wellness is always closer at hand than you would think!