02 February 2023

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

I hope this blog post finds you well. I've been an online psychiatrist for some time now, and one thing I've learned is that everyone struggles with their thoughts and emotions at some point in their lives. That's why I'm writing this post today – to share with you a therapy approach that I've seen work wonders for my clients: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

ACT is a form of therapy that focuses on helping people build a more meaningful and fulfilling life, despite their difficulties and negative thoughts. The idea behind ACT is that trying to get rid of negative thoughts or emotions can often lead to more suffering, while accepting them and moving forward with purpose can bring peace and happiness.

I've found that ACT is particularly helpful for clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. The therapy encourages individuals to become more aware of their thoughts and feelings, and then to focus on the present moment and their values, rather than trying to avoid or change their experiences. This shift in perspective can help clients learn to live with their difficulties in a more manageable way.

One of the things I love about ACT is that it's very practical and action-oriented. Clients are encouraged to take concrete steps towards the things they value, like building relationships, pursuing a career, or improving their health. This approach not only helps them to feel better emotionally, but it also helps them build a more fulfilling life in the long term.

So, if you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions, I invite you to consider making an appointment with me. I believe that ACT has the potential to bring a lot of peace and happiness into your life, and I'd be honored to help you along the way.

Take care and talk to you soon!


Michiel Bosman MD


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