Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Nature Based Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy encompasses a range of six principles that aim to help clients develop greater psychological flexibility. The six principles include:

1. Cognitive defusion help to reduce tendencies to regard thoughts, memories and emotions as real and concrete events.

2. Acceptance is about allowing the thoughts to surface and pass without the need to allow them to interfere with daily life.

3.  Being present means being aware of current existence and being involved with the now.

4. Self observation helps the client to be aware of the self and the unchanging consciousness.

5. Exploring values to discover those that are most important to the person.

6. Committed action involves setting goals based on the explored values, and setting actions in place to reach those goals.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy and is commonly used in therapy, and in it's sub-forms and helpful for a range of conditions, including OCD. If you require Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, have a look at the counsellors listed below.

At the root of Ecotherapy/Nature based therapy is the understanding that humans and nature are intrinsically linked. This human–planet connection is vital both for our psychological wellbeing and for protecting and sustaining the natural world, including landscapes, living things, and cultures. This approach frequently occurs outdoors, where issues the client is facing are supported by the counsellor and the mirroring and holding of the green spaces. 


If you are looking for a therapist who offers Nature Based therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below.

 

Elise Girardin

MCP:AT, RCC
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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Creative Arts Therapist. I am also the director of The Woods Arts and Wellness based in North Vancouver, where we address the wellbeing of mind-body-spirit through engagement... Read more