What is ACT?

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is pronounced as “act” the word and not A-C-T. It is an evidence-based psychological intervention that promotes psychological flexibility- the ability to be open to all experiences with curiosity and acceptance, to be rooted fully in the present, and to live a fulfilled meaningful life. Currently, ACT has been shown to be effective in treating depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders and other mental illnesses. Unlike other therapies, ACT follows a non-linear flexible approach that enables practitioners to adapt and adjust the core principles according to the needs of their clients and situations.