About Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a branch of psychology based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It was founded in the 1980s by American psychologists Steven Kohler and John Hawley. Era. ACT aims to help people achieve a positive psychological state in life and improve individual quality of life.

The core concept of ACT is: faced with challenges and difficulties in life, people tend to fall into negative and negative thinking. These negative thoughts can cause emotional pain and lead to psychological problems such as depression and anxiety.

The goal of ACT is to help people learn to accept these negative emotions and take committed actions to achieve their goals.

ACT emphasizes the "Four R's" principle: accept reality (Recognize), focus on the present (Respond), accept challenges (Respect), and be responsible for decision-making (Responsible).

Through this principle, ACT seekers can better understand themselves and find the direction of life. During the treatment process of ACT, the counselor and the client need to establish a cooperative relationship.

Counselors should guide clients to recognize their negative emotions and encourage them to take committed actions. In this way, help seekers can gradually achieve their goals in life, thus improving their quality of life.

ACT has a wide range of indications and can be used to treat various emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. At the same time, ACT is also suitable for improving personal growth, career development, family relationships, etc.

In short, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an effective psychotherapy method that can help people face life's challenges and achieve a positive attitude towards life.

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