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What is it? 

Acceptance of unwanted thoughts, emotions, physical sensations 

Commitment to embark on new behaviours

The ACT group is a powerful psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research into how the human mind works. It has been clinically proven to be successful in a wide range of psychological problems. The unusual name of this therapy comes from one of its key themes: Learn how to accept those things that are out of your control and commit to changing those things that can be changed to make your life better. 


What does the programme involve?

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) group runs for 10 weeks, two hour sessions per week. It is a very active therapy, in which you will learn new skills to improve your quality of life. 

We have two basic aims in this therapy which are:

  • To help you create a rich, full and meaningful life.
  • To teach you a set of skills that will allow you to handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. We call these skills ‘mindfulness skill’.

 

How will this help me? 

ACT may be helpful to you if you are ready to:

  • learn skills in managing difficult thoughts and feelings
  • address ‘stuck cycles’ of anxiety and depression behaviour 
  • set behavioural goals in line with how you want life to be
  • take a fresh look at who or what is important in your life

 

How do I access this?  

Click here to self refer or call 0300 302 1313

To ensure you access the right treatment the team will arrange an assessment screening appointment with you these usually take around 50 minutes and they are completed over the phone.

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