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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT Therapy, Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, Calgary

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based therapeutic approach focused on helping individuals develop psychological flexibility and live a values-driven life. Our psychologists in Calgary specialize in ACT to assist clients in overcoming challenges and fostering meaningful change.

Key Components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):

  • Acceptance: ACT encourages clients to accept their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment or avoidance. Rather than struggling against difficult feelings, clients learn to make room for them and approach them with openness and compassion.

  • Cognitive Defusion: Clients learn techniques to "defuse" from unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, recognizing them as passing mental events rather than objective truths. By distancing themselves from their thoughts, clients gain greater clarity and flexibility in their thinking.

  • Mindfulness: ACT incorporates mindfulness practices to help clients cultivate present-moment awareness and nonjudgmental attention to their experiences. Mindfulness techniques enhance self-awareness, emotional regulation, and overall well-being.

  • Values Clarification: Clients identify their core values – the qualities and experiences they deem most important and meaningful in life. Clarifying values provides clients with a guiding compass for making decisions and setting goals aligned with their deepest aspirations.

  • Committed Action: ACT emphasizes taking committed action toward valued goals, even in the presence of discomfort or uncertainty. Clients learn to move forward in life with purpose and intention, overcoming obstacles that may arise along the way.

ACT Therapy, Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, Calgary

Benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):

  • Enhanced Psychological Flexibility: ACT fosters psychological flexibility, enabling clients to respond adaptively to life's challenges and transitions.

  • Reduced Psychological Distress: By cultivating acceptance and mindfulness, ACT helps reduce anxiety, depression, and other forms of psychological distress.

  • Improved Relationships: Clients learn to communicate and connect more authentically with others, enhancing the quality of their relationships.

  • Greater Life Satisfaction: ACT empowers clients to live in alignment with their values, leading to increased fulfillment, purpose, and overall life satisfaction.

If you're seeking a compassionate and effective approach to therapy that promotes psychological resilience and meaningful change, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Calgary may be the right fit for you. Contact us to learn more about how ACT can support your journey toward greater well-being and fulfillment.

ACT provided in Calgary and online by MarissaSydney, Jocelyn, and Misha  

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