Acceptance And Commitment Therapy And Its Foundational Ideas

Acceptance and commitment therapy is a therapeutic approach that derives its ideas from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It utilizes cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness strategies to help a person live their life in line with their values. It aims to reduce experiential avoidance and develop psychological flexibility by accepting thoughts and feelings, identifying values, and taking action aligned with those values. ACT emphasizes acceptance of life experiences and diffusion from negative thoughts, enabling individuals to live more meaningful lives.