Welcome to
the ACT Method!

Hi guys, Hernping here.

 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been one of the most powerful reasons why I could step out from Depression and start living a Meaningful life.

 

You see, sometimes difficult thoughts and feelings are like getting stuck in quicksand.

 

The more you struggle, the more you get sucked in. Instead, if you accept where you are and become more calm, you'll start floating back to the surface.

 

In this way, ACT allowed me to transform my life from one of struggling with depressive and anxious thoughts, into one full of love for my family, happiness for myself, and following my values.

It's is actually made out of a six-step framework.

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What I love about ACT is that it's a psychotherapy that you can self-apply to handle difficult thoughts and emotions. 

 

It's a therapy that you could very well read through on your own, practice the activities and teach yourself the skills to "get out of your mind and into your life".

 

Of course, if you're dealing with extremely traumatic experiences and emotions, I'd absolutely recommend seeing a Therapist or a Mental Health Specialist to work through them together.

 

In this page though, I'm hoping to share a complete reading and self-practice guide to using ACT, so you can try out for yourself to see if it helps you just like it helped me.

 

Below is the reading order. Do note I'm still working on each articles, and will update this guide as they become available. Thanks for your patience.

Start your ACT journey and get better.

02

Why you cannot control your thoughts and feelings.

03

An overview of the six ACT pivots.

The Greatest Story-teller on Earth: your mind.

06

Everyone of us has a story, what's yours?

You are not who you think you are.

07

Introducing the Observing Mind.

How to be your true self.

08

Harnessing your Observing Mind.

While I'm still building these series, check out these stand-alone articles on ACT.