What is ACT? Most of us have known at least some joy in life, but as a human being it is certain you know what it is like to be confused, hurt, and for Acceptance and Commitment TherapyQuoted From: https://portlandpsychotherapy.com/about_portland_psychotherapy/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy/
"Most of us have known at least some joy in life, but as a human being it is certain you know what it is like to be confused, hurt, and for things to have gone horribly, terribly wrong. An ACT therapist recognizes they are in the same boat someone stuck here in the thick of it trying to make the best of what is often an extremely painful and difficult life. What an ACT therapist has to offer is a willingness to team up with you to do the work of turning your mutual human struggles into something peaceful, worthwhile, and even fulfilling. This is what it means to Accept and Commit.ll psychotherapy involves deliberately setting aside time to give focused attention to your needs, healing, and growth. However, ACT challenges the Western idea that healthy human functioning means being free from pain. In fact, ACT suggests that uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are a normal part of being human, and the urge to rid ourselves of these uncomfortable thoughts and feelings (called experiential avoidance) is normal too. However, the struggle to rid ourselves of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings can create unnecessary suffering in our lives. Done excessively, our lives can become more about eliminating discomfort than about family, friendship, community, contribution, or whatever else is really important to us.Thus, unlike many other kinds of psychotherapy, ACT doesn"t try to eliminate symptoms. Rather, it helps people reduce struggle and refocus on the things that are most important to them. Your ACT therapist will use a scientifically validated and compassionate approach to help you discover more about your own nature, escape the pitfall traps of the mind, and make your own purposeful choices based on what is personally most meaningful to you"