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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

What is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)? And how would it benefit persons with anxiety &/or OCD? One major goal of ACT (said as the word “act”) is psychological flexibility. Anxious persons or those with OCD recognize that at times (or often) they can be very rigid in how they see things. According to Stephen Hayes within the context of ACT, psychological flexibility means “contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting behavior in the service of chosen values.” Now what…

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