Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) blends mindfulness, de-fusing yourself from your thoughts and emotions, and committing to actions that are consistent with your values. Rather than challenging negative thoughts, like what you might do in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), ACT focuses on acceptance, and allowing thoughts to come and go as they please. It may seem counterintuitive, but when you find out more it starts to make a lot of sense,
This mini e-book will guide you through the basics of ACT, and includes some questions to reflect on, ACT life compass worksheets, and ACT strategies that you can implement.
Topics covered include:
- present moment awareness
- acceptance vs. avoidance
- defusion from thoughts
- changing your self-talk
- values and committed actions
Acceptance and commitment therapy offers an interesting perspective, and if some of the concepts in CBT don’t work well for you, ACT is a good alternative to try out.
This mini-ebook is available as a downloadable PDF.
Length: 40 pages
ACT Fundamentals is also part of the Therapy Mini-Ebook Collection.
For more on acceptance and commitment therapy, you can check out the free Embrace Acceptance guided journal as well as these MH@H blog posts: