Show 292 What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

I think when I was starting out, I probably would not have considered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

I was really focused on stopping my symptoms and I was not the introspective person. 

More bullheaded and introspective. I was much more focused on making my symptoms stop.
While doing the things that caused them in the first place. 

I can tell you, that's probably not the way to go, but I had to learn from experience as opposed to from intellect. It was a rough road.

In this episode, a look at Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

The Anatomy of Anxiety, Understanding and Overcoming the Body's Fear Response by Ellen Vora. Link leads to the publisher Harper Collin's page of the book.

Psych Hub video about ACT 

Timothy Gordon aka Zen Social Worker video on What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

Verywell Mind comprehensive post on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

From the How American Psychological Association there is a therapist locator page as well as a page on How Do I Find a Good Therapist?


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