Acceptance and Commitment Therapy : Future Focus Counselling & Consulting

How it Works

  • Acceptance: ACT teaches you to accept your reactions and be present in the moment without undue struggle. Instead of trying to avoid or change unwanted thoughts and feelings, you learn to acknowledge them as a part of life.
  • Cognitive Defusion: This involves learning techniques to reduce the impact and influence of unhelpful thoughts. It's about seeing thoughts as just words or images, not what they appear to represent.
  • Being Present: Mindfulness is a key part of ACT. You learn to be aware of the present moment, fully engaging with your experiences without judgment.
  • Values Clarification: ACT helps you identify what truly matters to you – your values. This could be family, health, education, or career goals, for example.
  • Committed Action: You are encouraged to set goals based on your values and take action to achieve them, even if it involves stepping out of your comfort zone.

What It's Good For

ACT is particularly effective for managing stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with chronic pain or illness. It's also helpful if you're feeling stuck in life or struggling with a sense of direction. This therapy is all about embracing life's challenges, not avoiding them, making it a great choice if you want to live a rich and meaningful life, guided by your deepest values.

In summary, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is about accepting life's difficulties and committing to actions that enrich your life and align with your values. It’s a unique approach that combines mindfulness with practical steps, guiding you towards a fulfilling life despite the inevitable hurdles.

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If you seek healing, validation, growth, change, empowerment, clarity, or an alternate perspective, I invite you to reach out to me for a FREE 20-minute consultation.

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I am licensed to practice in Washington State and the following Canadian Provinces: Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland.