Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (fACT), the primary approach used within the ACT Urgently program, is a brief version of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
The basic way it works is by learning how to deal with past hurts and difficult emotions in order to progress to a meaningful future. Most people who are struggling with their thoughts, feelings and emotions are usually using "helping techniques" that are not working. Trying the same things, yet hoping for different results.
In fACT, the focus is instead on living life in accordance with personal values and learning how to exchange responses that aren’t working with workable behaviors. The goal is not to get rid of the experience (although a reduction of symptoms is often a side effect) but to provide a way to endure based upon your strengths and development of new skills.
In short, the focus is on getting unstuck vs. broad changes or solving a problem.
(ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a “third-wave” cognitive behavioral intervention aimed at enhancing your psychological flexibility.
Rather than suppressing or avoiding psychological events, ACT is based on the belief that acceptance and mindfulness are more adaptive responses to the inevitabilities of life.
Through six central processes, it helps you develop the needed skills to experience your thoughts, physical feelings, and emotions in more flexible ways.