Psychological flexibility, the general goal of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), has been proven by a convincing body of evidence to be associated with a range of favorable outcomes in the workplace setting, particularly regarding worker’s well-being and effectiveness. Studies have repeatedly shown that ACT interventions yield significant improvements in general mental health, and have shown potential for improving work performance indicators such as potential for innovation, and numbers of sick days.
One of the key differences between cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is that ACT does not seek to change the content, frequency, or intensity of people’s unwanted thoughts, feelings and sensations
Beyond mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) there are various applications of mindfulness across therapeutic modalities, including the use of mindfulness as a core skill in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and as it is woven into the core processes of the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) hexaflex.
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The college years are the years that young adults learn to individuate from parents, to establish social relations, to settle into their sexuality, to decide how they’ll deal with drugs and alcohol, and to rouse to financial, intellectual, and social demands. Students are adjusting to newfound freedom, with more control over their schedules, selection of activities, choice of friends, food consumption, and myriad similar choices large and small.