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Learn to Engage Life Using ACT

Discovery Mental Health

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, can help you to engage fully in your life. If you missed the introductory post on this approach to ACT you can find it here:

https://mentalflowblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/07/learn-to-flex-your-mind-with-hexaflex/

The Open and Centered posts, which make up 2 of 3 areas of the Hexaflex model, can be found here.

Open:

https://mentalflowblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/be-open-and-act/

Centered:

https://mentalflowblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/learn-to-center-yourself-with-act/

Welcome to the third part of the Hexaflex model. What you will learn:

  1. What being Engaged means in ACT
  2. Values
  3. Committed Action

Hexaflex Model

There are 6 key concepts in ACT and learning how to apply them promotes psychological flexibility. They are as follows:

act-processes Headsted UK. (n.d). The six processes of ACT [Graphic]. Retrieved from https://headsted.co.uk/static/img/act/act-processes.jpg ACT breaks these concepts down into 3 areas which are “Open,” “Centered,” and “Engaged.” Psychological distress originates from within these three areas.

P_20160514_164832_1_1 Wish this image was more pretty.  Taken from the book!

Engaged

You have one shot at life…

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