Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavior therapy modality centered in principles of mindfulness, pursuit of a meaningful life, and living according to one's values.
Hailed as one of the "Third Wave" behavior therapies, ACT recognizes origins of thoughts and behavior in survival and seeks to move people away from a focus on happiness and towards a focus on remaining present through all types of emotions. The core attributes of ACT are:
Normalization of the experience of suffering
Empowering focus on life value to improve psychological flexibility