ACT

What is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it 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) does this by:

a) teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively - in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as mindfulness skills).

b) helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you - i.e your values - then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.

Information from About ACT - click here

About ACT with Dr Russ Harris

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Self acceptance vs self esteem

Passengers On A Bus - an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Metaphor

Will getting that great job or house really make you happier? In this fun & entertaining video, Dr. Russ Harris, Acceptance & Commitment Therapist, explains the important distinction between living a goals-focused vs a values-focused life... and why living in accordance with your innermost values can lead to a more rich, full, and meaningful life.

Will getting that great job or house really make you happier? In this fun & entertaining video, Dr. Russ Harris, Acceptance & Commitment Therapist, explains the important distinction between living a goals-focused vs a values-focused life... and why living in accordance with your innermost values can lead to a more rich, full, and meaningful life.

This entertaining animation illustrates the internal struggles we have with our thoughts and feelings, and how to step out of them.

This entertaining animation illustrates the 3 happiness myths that we have been lead to believe, involving our thoughts and feelings. Written and narrated by Dr Russ Harris, an acclaimed ACT trainer and author of The Happiness Trap.