“ACT your age, not your shoe size. Accept your situation. Commit to principled actions.”
The following is an excerpt from Dr Russ Harris’s website, “Act Mindfully”.
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:
- 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.)
- helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – ie your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.