Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in London
For some of us, accepting the negative emotions that come with life can be the best therapy.
Everyone experiences negative emotions from time to time. Some people experience them for the majority of the time. It is natural to want to ignore, fight or panic over these feelings. However, it can be useful to regard them as part of life and instead cultivate the ability to face up to these emotions and let them “wash over” you. Online Therapy Company offers Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy from London with trained and experienced therapists.
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a cognitive therapy which, rather than trying to control pain, teaches you to accept that pain is part of life and embrace it. ACT counselling sums up our problems as follows, using the “FEAR” acronym:
- Fusion with your thoughts
- Evaluation of experience
- Avoidance of your experience
- Reason for your behaviour
It sums up the solution to these problems as follows, using the “ACT” acronym:
- Accept your reactions and be present
- Choose a valued direction
- Take action
These acronyms can seem daunting at first, but your ACT therapist will help you make sense of them and put them into practice in everyday life.
What does an Acceptance and Commitment therapist do?
An Acceptance and Commitment counsellor will help you to identify times when “FEAR” comes into play and “ACT” upon it. They will teach you to stop trying to change things which are out of your control and instead look at other solutions for improving your life which is within your control.
ACT therapists use mindfulness, acceptance and commitment as core principles to help you recognise your emotions, accept them and commit to the most productive and healthy path in life possible.