- Acceptance means actively contacting psychological experiences directly, fully, without needless defense while behaving effectively.
- The focus of acceptance is on private experiences. If there are public obstacles that you can work with, the ACT approach would encourage committing to changing what you can.
- Experiential avoidance exacerbates a client’s clinically relevant issues. Acceptance can be used to learn how to have a new relationship with emotions and sensations and commit to having a purposeful life.