Issue: physical health

Mental health awareness week – Free introduction to ACT

Free introduction to ACT We’re supporting the Mental health foundation on mental health awareness week by sharing our FREE introduction to ACT course. Acceptance and commitment therapy, (ACT) is an exciting and powerful approach for understanding and working with human behaviour and as champions of the ACT model we wanted to share this short course […]

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ACT and its impact on sleeplessness, especially in the winter months

What is sleeplessness? Sleeplessness is the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake earlier than desired. Everyone will occasionally experience this, but it is when it becomes a repeating pattern that it can cause problems. When sleeplessness becomes habitual it turns into insomnia, which “is a clinical disorder that affects 10% of the general […]

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An overview review of the systematic reviews of ACT for chronic pain

Martinez-Calderon, J., García-Muñoz, C., Rufo-Barbero, C., Matias-Soto, J., & Cano-García, F. J. (2023). Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: An overview of systematic reviews with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. The Journal of Pain. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2023.09.013   Key findings from study Post-treatment: ACT can reduce depression, anxiety, inflexibility, catastrophising. Post-treatment: ACT can improve mindfulness, pain […]

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Unlocking the path to healing: can ACT help with chronic physical health conditions?

What are physical health problems? When we discuss physical health problems we generally refer to chronic health conditions, long-term illnesses, or health issues that significantly impact one’s lifestyle. While these may be categorised as physical health, the overlap with mental health is well-documented. For an individual who has been used to leading an active and […]

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of ACT in working with chronic health conditions

Brief summary of the paper: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) shows promise for managing chronic health conditions (CHCs). A systematic review and meta-analysis examined the efficacy of ACT compared to other treatments in well-defined CHCs. ACT was found to be superior to inactive groups and some active treatments in improving quality of life and symptom […]

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