Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how dose it work? If you’re looking for an effective form of therapy to help you manage your OCD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be the right choice for you. ACT is a relatively new type of therapy that is growing in popularity. It focuses on helping…

I am happy to find that the article suggests how ACT is suitable for people who have gone through traumatic events. That was why my doctor told me that it could help me better deal with the complications of the trauma I’ve been through. Now I feel more ready than ever to try it out.

I am sure that ACT will have a positive effect on you. You can also read more about ERP, which helped me tremendously during my struggles with OCD. In particular with false memory OCD.

Do you know websites that provide helpful information about the pros and cons of each OCD treatment? I can find that myself, but I guess you know more about it. I would love to read more about that.

You can read more about the specifics of each therapy at this website: Medication for OCD: Types, Side Effects, & Effectiveness - Choosing Therapy.
I find the information there very informative and well-researched. The downside is that you might need to pay for a subscription, but I believe it is worth it.

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Thank you for showing me this website. It seems legit. I will spend most of my free time reading more about the pros and cons of each therapy and method for coping with OCD. :heart:

The website contains a lot of helpful information. Even I looked through it again and found even more great stuff there. :heart:

That’s correct. I have one more question. Do you know by any chance if combining ACT and sessions with a psychologist is a good idea? I feel the need for both.

It is a good idea if you have energy for both things because it can be not only time-consuming but also energy-consuming. You can also let your psychologist and therapist know that you visit both of them so that they can consider their sessions accordingly.

I got it, thank you. I have already decided to focus primarily on ACT until the end of the year and evaluate if I need further help in 2023.

Sounds like a great plan. I hope you stick to it and have the desired results by the end of the year. I can give you a tip to ask your therapist further in time a question or two you might have requested your psychologist.

I will stick to it for sure. There is no time left to lose anymore. I will listen to your advice and all others if you give me more. I love the vibe here :purple_heart:

I am glad you love it. Stick to your current plan till the end of the year and evaluate your situation before 2023. Just as you initially shared :slight_smile:

Unfortunately, my situation changed, and I had to move away from home for a while. No matter what, I will work on my OCD issues because time passes anyway, and I am tired of being unsatisfied with my results.

I hope that everything is alright with you, Ian. Remember, every new beginning or change of environment has its own benefits. You should identify them and make the best use of them.

I am good, thank you for caring. I am still doing ACT and almost feel like a normal person at times. There is not much sun where I live now, which influences me somewhat negatively but apart from this, I have only good things happening.

This is excellent news, Ian. I hope good things continue to happen to you and you find the peace you need. Let me know if I can help you further.

I know for sure that the therapy works and I am starting to get control over my life. I hope that the results will be long lasting. What are the main reasons that the results I have from therapy might not last long?

There can be many reasons, from not having the right therapy for your case to not following your therapist’s guidelines carefully. Nevertheless, please do not focus on the opposing sides when you start the treatment but do your best to be present and enthusiastic about it.