What is cognitive fusion in ACT?

Cognitive fusion is a concept that lies at the heart of ACT. In essence, cognitive fusion refers to the tendency of individuals to become “fused” with their thoughts, feelings, emotions, narratives, etc. any stuff that can happen between your ears (we call them “cognititions”). I mean they identify so strongly with their internal narratives that …

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The benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy

The benefits of ACT are what caught my attention as a therapist in 2018. Then I dove deeper into learning about this incredibly cool therapeutic approach. When I took the ACT course from Stephen C. Hayes, I realized that ACT fits my life philosophy on a very deep level. I began to actively apply its …

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Acceptance Commitment Therapy And Its Benefits

Steven C. Hayes, with his deeper understanding of the ACT, adds a new equivalent to the psychotherapy process where three main conditions can be distinguished: – Acceptance, – Connection, – Taking Action. With Wilson and Strosahl, in 2012, he wrote more about such mindful change. Overall, the ACT theory itself comes from Behavior Therapy. Behaviorism …

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