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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was developed by Steve Hayes, psychologist. It is based on the principals of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) which evolved from “Radical Behaviourism”, a very early strand of behavioural theory.


ACT differs from traditional CBT in that it focuses more on teaching people to tolerate and accept painful emotions and thoughts, rather than necessarily altering them.



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