Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, is a cognitive behavioral therapy that has gained increasing attention in recent years. ACT emphasizes such processes as mindfulness, acceptance, and values, in helping clients overcome obstacles in their lives. ACT helps people learn ways to let go of the struggle with pain, be more mindful, get clarity on what really matters to them, and to commit to living full, vibrant lives.
The essential components of ACT include letting go of the struggle to control unwanted thoughts and feelings, being mindfully aware of the present moment, and committing to a course of action that then frees you up to focus on what you want. ACT is essentially about acceptance and change. Acceptance allows you to stop struggling with the things you can't control or influence. Without the struggle you will have more room to focus on what you want, what you value and what has meaning for you. This is where the change occurs; by identifying the actions and taking the steps that will ultimately lead you to a rich and meaningful life.
Psychodynamic Therapy helps people review emotions, thoughts, life experiences, and beliefs. This can help them gain insight and evaluate life patterns. It can help identify how people cope with present-day problems and includes self-reflection and self-examination. Its goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms but to help people lead healthier lives.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach emphasizes learning to recognize inaccurate thought patterns and behaviors, improve how feelings and worries are handled, and break the cycle of problematic habitual behaviors. This perspective helps people see the connection between how they think, what they tell themselves, and the feelings and actions that follow.