Do you want to learn to have more acceptance of your situation and problems? Would you like to move forward in your life and make changes regardless of how you feel about your current situation?
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. You learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with you inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent you from moving forward in your life. With this understanding, you begin to accept your issues and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in your behavior, regardless of what is going on in your life, and how you feel about it.
The theory behind ACT is that it is not only ineffective, but often counterproductive, to try to control painful emotions or psychological experiences, because suppression of these feelings ultimately leads to more distress. ACT adopts the view that there are valid alternatives to trying to change the way you think, and these include mindful behavior, attention to personal values, and commitment to action. By taking steps to change your behavior while, at the same time, learning to accept your psychological experiences, you can eventually change your attitude and emotional state.