Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.

The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life.
ACT (which is pronounced as the word ‘act’, not as the initials ‘A.C.T.’) does this by helping you to:

a) develop psychological skills to deal more effectively with difficult thoughts and feelings, to reduce their impact and influence over you;

b) clarify your values (your heart’s deepest desires for how you want to behave as a human being; how you want to treat yourself, others and the world around you). You then use these values to guide, inspire and motivate yourself to take action: to do what matters, face your fears, live meaningfully, and change your life for the better;

c) focus your attention on what is important and engage fully in whatever you are doing.

To download a simple, non-technical article which gives a basic overview of ACT, click here

To download a simple, non-technical article on Mindfulness Without Meditation, click here

To download a range of interesting articles and papers on ACT, go to the Articles & Papers page