Wednesday, December 30, 2020

How can Acceptance Commitment Therapy help us and our patients

How can learning ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) help us and our patients in self care, work, business, relationships, parenting, friendships, politics, leadership, and other aspects of our lives?

It can help because when one has to make difficult decisions in any of the above situations, one has to consider all of the following elements.

1 Something that works and effective

2 Something that makes others happy

3 Something that follows an internal principle and makes sense

4 Something that is in line with one’s conscience and values

I think our education system is very good at teaching us number 1,2, and 3 but not so much for number 4.

ACT helps by “grounding us” with number 4. It may prevent us from going astray and move too far from who we are, when we are too focused on the other 3 domains.

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