Hi, I've just completed a 10-week course of ACT Therapy. I always felt depressed and have SA, so I waited until I had an issue. I have to move house into the centre of the city so that I can become more sociable - all the groups and clubs and support centres are far too far from where I live now. So I used that specific goal as a therapic goal. Happily, I can tell you that I now own a house in the inner suburbs.
I had been thinking of moving for 5 years, but with this ACT therapy, I was able to reassess my goals and actions, prioritise my thinking, and get things done. Naturally, just buying the house might not seem like much of a result; but consider that before therapy, I didn't even have a functional mobile (cell)phone; I would never answer the phone anyway; I would avoid people like Real Estate Agents like the plague, I would have panic attacks at the the thought of making such a huge financial decision.
But having learnt the basics of ACT, I slowly worked through all the necessary physical activities (sub-goals) that were necessary, and now my major goal has been completed.
Naturally, the benefits I've derived have been more than just having bought the house. My attitude to answering the phone has changed, I am more confident in dealing with agents, tradies, conveyancers, solicitors, etc. (Part of ACT is recognising that you if you have symptom (social anxiety ++, for example), you cannot buy a house without commitment to you goal. (In this way, it's a bit like "Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway", but there's more theory in it.