Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that uses the concepts of acceptance and mindfulness, with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase a clients ability to adapt and be flexible in their thinking styles. Developed by Steven Hayes, PhD, ACT is based on theories of language and cognition and is a form of behavior analysis. It has been used in many forms to address disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, medical issues (e.g. diabetes), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and self-harm behavior reduction.