What is Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)?
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy and shares many of the same goals. Veronica incorporates Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis along with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for addressing a large number of psychological and emotional challenges. These techniques and therapies are used to help clients become more aware of the present moment and to reduce tendencies to get “caught up” with thoughts about painful events from past or situations they may fear (and try to avoid) in their future. By staying in the present moment, clients can allow themselves to experience difficult emotions rather than avoid them. These interventions recognize that most of our psychological and emotional suffering stems from a desire to avoid past or anticipated anxiety or pain. Veronica uses these techniques to help people move away from engaging in a pattern of perpetual avoidance behaviours. Instead, these techniques move individuals toward incorporating specific types of behaviours that emphasize active, practical ways to achieve goals that meet identified values.
For more information please refer to this brief description http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/two-takes-depression/201102/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy