You’ve probably seen a thousand or more articles about managing your anxiety. Sometimes, it can feel like enough to, well…provoke more anxiety. This is partially true because the word “anxiety” does not do justice to the countless variations in a) how it manifests and b) how it is treated. Anxiety disorders range in specifics and severity. Some of their symptoms can be temporarily self-managed.
Like all forms of health care interventions, psychology has many diverse specialties and variations. Perhaps the best-known approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. It has the most research done so far to support it. It also has a proven track record since the 1950s.
In two previous posts, we explored the nuts and bolts of an approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It’s time now to dig deeper into the crucial first step that makes ACT what it is: acceptance.
In a previous post, I talked about an approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In particular, we centered on the concept of psychological flexibility. This time around, the focus will lie squarely on “pivots.”
For many if not most people, therapy is “therapy.” Consequently, an incredible range of therapeutic options and approaches get lumped into one broad category. In reality, these therapeutic tools are often vastly different and very much deserve individual exploration. For example, Acceptable and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a kindred spirit to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but involves its own unique nuances and treatment focus.
What do you imagine when you ponder the ingredients of a healthy relationship? Your list may include love, respect, lust, communication, and more. But, how many qualities would you mention before you uttered the word “boundaries”?