ACT for Depression and Anxiety
Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life.
- This will be a confidential, interactive seminar comprised of short educational components, group discussions, and lots of experiential exercises. All of us can conceptualize acceptance, but it’s hard to put it into practice. That’s where experiential exercises come into play.
- We will use mindfulness strategies as our primary tool for relating to depression and anxiety. Mindfulness means “Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” It’s a bit like meditation.
- You’ll be asked to practice some skills at home and do some brief reading between meetings.
- You will be expected to do your best to attend all ten meetings.