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By Paul E. Flaxman, J.T. Blackledge, Frank W. Bond

What are the unique theoretical and useful positive factors of attractiveness and dedication therapy?

Acceptance and dedication remedy (ACT) is a latest behaviour treatment that makes use of attractiveness and mindfulness interventions along dedication and behavior swap thoughts to reinforce mental flexibility. mental flexibility refers back to the skill to touch the current second and alter or persist in behaviour that serves one’s for my part selected values.

Divided into sections, The detailed Theoretical beneficial properties of ACT and The exact functional good points of ACT, this ebook summarises the most important positive factors of ACT in 30 concise issues and explains how this procedure differs from conventional cognitive behaviour therapy.

Acceptance and dedication Therapy presents an outstanding consultant to behave. Its undemanding layout will entice those people who are new to the sphere and supply a convenient reference instrument for more matured clinicians.

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E. by changing the way they think), ACT largely takes a different approach: disrupt the processes by which relational responding changes the functions of the verbal stimuli involved with problematic behaviour. How this is accomplished will be discussed in the point on cognitive defusion (Point 6). 18 DISTINCTIVE THEORETICAL FEATURES OF ACT ACT's core processes The following points detail ACT's six core therapeutic processes as they are currently conceptualized: acceptance, cognitive defusion, self-as-context, contact with the present moment, values, and commitment.

Thus, acceptance work is typically done alongside cognitive defusion and self-as-context work, discussed in Points 6 and 7. If an 22 DISTINCTIVE THEORETICAL FEATURES OF ACT aversive experience can be metaphorically likened to standing in the middle of a large rose bush with razor sharp thorns, defusion/ self-as-context work can be described as removing those thorns. Discomfort and distress remain, though perhaps to more manageable degrees. From this perspective, acceptance may be seen as a realistic option.

In other words, living consistentlyÐin an increasing variety of different waysÐwith one's values tends to make the process of living in that manner reinforcing even at times when valued outcomes may not be achieved moment to moment. 40 DISTINCTIVE THEORETICAL FEATURES OF ACT 10 Commitment Clari®cation of individually held values would mean next to nothing without putting these values into action. From an ACT perspective, the term ``commitment'' actually refers to several discrete behavioural processes and actions, and invokes a number of issues that are relevant to treatment.

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