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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

An empirically-based psychotherapy which argues that “psychological suffering is usually caused by the interface between human language and cognition, and the control of human behavior by direct experience.”  ACT seems closely related to CBT but also leverages meditation and mindfulness as tools to help the client profoundly accept his/her reaction and avoidance first, before seeking to behave in such a way as to skirt stress.