ACT has come along with some alternative, beautiful strategies to manage those troublesome thoughts and beliefs.
Rather than teaching skills in changing the way we think, ACT teaches skills in learning to ignore the unhelpful ways we are thinking or the beliefs we have – I know, right! Not everything that floats through our mind is truth or fact so we’ve figured out that if we can learn to ignore the unhelpful thoughts or beliefs, they lose their power over us (a bit like tuning out the ads in your favourite TV show).
ACT also teaches skills in mindfulness which is a great way to let thoughts or feelings just come and go rather than grasping onto them. Great skills and really helpful for anxiety, depression, overwhelm, and general life stress and worry.