Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychological intervention that teaches mindfulness skills as an effective way to deal with painful thoughts and feelings. The aim of ACT is to encourage individuals to accept what is out of their control, and commit to taking action to improve their life. Rather than trying to control negative thoughts, feelings, memories, ACT teaches individuals to notice and accept these sensations with the use of mindfulness.
ACT has been found to be successful in treating a broad range of issues such as depression, panic, trauma, and pain.
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