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What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

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When you look up treatments for anxiety, one of the main methods that come up is CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). While I am a big advocate for this kind of therapy myself, there is another kind of therapy that I believe will change the way many people treat their anxiety: acceptance and commitment therapy.

Acceptance and commitment therapy is a type of psychotherapy. This method focuses on mindfulness and challenges patients to accept the feelings that they fear, such as anxiety. The main goal is to encourage psychological flexibility by using commitment and behaviour-changing strategies.

In this article, I will be covering what acceptance and commitment therapy is. I will discuss how the method works for people suffering from anxiety and explore some scientific evidence for the therapy. Let’s get into it.

What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

The first time I heard of this kind of therapy is while…

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