Originally Posted by needendorphins
Could you explain how ACT actually works? Did you get over SA by accepting you are going to be anxious?
Accept your reactions and be present
Choose a valued direction
Yes, accept that I'm human, use mindfulness and values to commit to being response-able.
ACT has helped me a lot. You can learn ACT from self-help workbooks. One of the best is "Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life" by Dr. Steven C. Hayes.
Meds did nothing and had bad side effects. CBT had me debating my brain and paralyzed. ACT allows me to notice all the crazy things my mind and body go through to stop me from doing what I want / need to do.
And I always thought this would be
the land of milk and honey
Oh but I came to find out that it's
all hate and money
And there's a canopy of greed holding me down.