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    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Do you find it hard to control your emotions? Do your emotions often dictate your response, violating your values? Do you wish you had the techniques to harness your emotions and move toward your values with your life?

    If you answered yes to any of the above, I encourage you to explore ACT.

    ACT is an approach to therapy treatment based on the premise that our values are a key to our identity and our emotions guide us in decision making. When we lack awareness of our emotions or avoid unpleasant emotions, we are unable to use the information provided by these emotions and begin to make “away” moves from our values.

    ACT helps individuals to:

    • Become more aware of their values and emotions
    • Welcome, allow and regulate emotions
    • Describe emotions clearly and in detail
    • Decide to make “towards” moves
    • Develop alternative, healthy ways of coping with situations that often elicit hurtful behavior

    Unlike other therapeutic approaches, ACT assumes that emotions are information and can be a source of healing and works with specific emotions to increase flexibility.

    If you are seeking help identifying, utilizing, and processing your emotions in line with your values, I encourage you to contact us today. Together, we’ll work on increasing awareness of emotions, accepting your emotions, and using healthy commitment to your values to guide action.

    Contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you about how we can help.