ACT:  Accept, Choose, Take action!

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


ACT: Accept, Choose, Take Action - this page as PDF


Accept your reactions

  • Breathe
  • Observe:  be mindful and present - right now
  • Thoughts come and go.  They are just thoughts.  It's what the mind does.
  • Feelings are a normal response.  They will pass.
  • Control what you can and relinquish the rest.


Choose and Commit to your valued life direction.

  • Consider your values.
  • Which one fits this situation?



Take Action

  • What's the best thing to do, right now, in the service of my chosen Value?



ACT: Accept, Choose, Take Action - this page as PDF

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


STOPP - 5 self-help steps for difficult situations

Defusing Exercises

The Visitor


Mindful Music

The Mind Bully

The Poisonous Parrot

What are my Options?  Accept, Change or Let Go?

Accepting Anxiety  PDF

ACT worksheet  PDF 


Learn effective skills online - The Decider Skills for Self Help online course


Self Help Books

Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free From Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Dummies

The Happiness Trap

ACTivate Your Life: Using acceptance and mindfulness to build a life that is rich, fulfilling and fun

The Reality Slap

Act Made Simple: An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (New Harbinger Made Simple)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

A CBT Practitioner's Guide to ACT: How to Bridge the Gap Between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy