ACT Group

“ACT” is an acronym that stands for “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” ACT is a well researched behavior therapy which promotes freedom from suffering through learning to experience feelings, thoughts, and sensations, fully, and without defense. Other principles of ACT include mindfulness, valued living, and changing one’s relationship to one’s own thoughts. Focus is on skillful behavior regardless of what one feels or thinks. The ACT group specifically assists clients in meeting their wellness goals by examining barriers to goals and removing such barriers through specific behaviors. Common barriers to wellness goals include avoidance of thoughts and feelings as well as a lack of commitment to value.