The core practice and messaging of acceptance & commitment therapy, or ACT, is derived from the name itself; accept what is out of your control, and commit personal action to improve and change what is. ACT aims to teach us to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with our emotions and instead, accept that they are appropriate responses to certain situations. By relinquishing the power of painful thoughts, feelings and self-talk, ACT creates a more mindful approach to dealing with stress, issues and hardships.

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