My approach to therapy is a mix of acceptance and commitment therapy and neurobiology.
ACT uses six different domains to help reduce and weaken negative thoughts.
- Cognitive de-fusion: Tools to defuse and lessen the affect of unwanted thoughts about ones self.
- Acceptance (Willingness): Allowing unwanted private experiences (thoughts, feelings and urges) to come and go without struggling with them.
- Contact with the present moment: Awareness of the here and now, experienced with openness, interest, and receptiveness.
- The observing self: Accessing a transcendent sense of self, a continuity of consciousness which is unchanging.
- Values: Discovering what is most important to oneself.
- Committed action: Setting goals according to values and carrying them out responsibly, in the service of a meaningful life.
Our thoughts can often get stuck in a negative loop and the ACT approach will help us get unstuck. The more the brain does a certain task, the stronger that neural network becomes. These tasks will make the process more efficient each time. This can occur through negative or positive thought process. My aim is to develop a more efficient positive neural network through experiences. If you interested in knowing more about how I can help, feel free to contact me by email or by phone.