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Mindfulness-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Practitioners View

Mindfulness-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Practitioners View
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Author(s): Sindhu B. S. (Independent Researcher, Bengaluru, India)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 21
Source title: Handbook of Research on Clinical Applications of Meditation and Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Mental Health
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sanjeev Kumar Gupta (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8682-2.ch005

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Abstract

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the latest mindfulness-based behavior therapies shown to have compelling evidence and efficacy with a wide range of clinical conditions. ACT is so hard to categorize that it is often described as an amalgamation of existential, humanistic, cognitive-behavioural therapy. ACT is often referred as process-based CBT and is one of the ‘third-wave' of behavioural therapies. It is currently the fastest growing evidence-based therapy in the world, with currently at least 304 Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) being recorded all over the world. It has proven effective in different cultural contexts with a diverse set of clinical conditions, from depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic pain, grief, loss and terminal illness, anxiety, and workplace stress.

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