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If you are struggling to come to terms with the pain and distress in your life, Angus Munro and his team are here for you. Our Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is perfect for helping you face the pain in your life and end the struggles and thoughts that are holding you back from moving on. With the help of our experienced team you can learn to accept your situation and stop avoiding your problems, enabling you to start down the road to recovery. Contact our Sydney based clinic for effective and efficient ACT psychotherapy.
Our clinical psychologists at Angus Munro Psychology offers expert Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Sydney for those who are struggling to accept and come to terms with emotional trauma. If you’ve suffered emotional distress from a bereavement, accident, traumatic event or mental health issue, you can sometimes feel like doing anything to avoid facing the pain. But is this the best way of coping?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioural therapy that believes that psychological suffering stems not from emotional pain itself, but from the attempted avoidance of that pain. One of the main goals of this approach is recognising that avoiding painful emotions and experiences is an impossible task. The attempts to control or avoid the pain become counterproductive as avoidance leads to restricting coping strategies, intense emotional strain, lost opportunities and a narrowing of life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy aims to help you take a step back from thoughts and beliefs. Like many psychological therapies ACT challenges you to examine your own thoughts and behaviour, opening up the perspective that thoughts and “truths” are not always the same. Thoughts are not a reflection of you or a fixed window on the future. Moreover, thoughts are not concrete and with willpower and a bit of expert guidance, they can be changed.
Processes to help you “stop the struggle” with thoughts, emotions and sensations are at the core of our ACT therapy in Sydney. This opens up space for you to tap into what is really of value in life. Accepting that the internal pain is real and unavoidable reduces mental strain and frees you from your web of avoidance, giving you increased energy to actually fight the cause of your distress. By spending less time struggling with unavoidable internal experiences, more time can be spent clarifying your values and spending time doing what really matters. Rather than simply reacting to what you are experiencing, you will be free and empowered to make choices and take steps towards recovery and getting yourself back into the world.
If you have been struggling with putting off dealing with distress, or are tired of living with exhausting avoidance strategies, it might be time to confront the trust and accept it as part of your life. Angus Munro Psychology is a scientific, collaborative and client-centred clinic where you can face your distress in a safe and controlled environment.
Coming to terms with distress, recognising that you cannot avoid it, and re-orientating your thoughts on more positive goals with the help of our expert ACT therapists can help you take control of your life and finally move on from your distress.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has a growing body of evidence supporting its efficacy in a range of areas such as depression, anxiety, stress, and chronic pain. If you are tired of struggling with these issues and living in the Sydney area, let Angus Munro Psychology show you how to accept and embrace your circumstances and find the path to recovery.
We at Angus Munro Psychology provide effective Acceptance & Commitment (ACT) treatment and Therapy across Sydney, Australia. Please get in touch or call us at 0450523158 to schedule your initial consultation.
2 Warwick Avenue, Cammeray,
Sydney, NSW (2062)
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