Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT is a third wave form of behavioral therapy that can help you deal with obstacles in your life in a more flexible way (Acceptance). So that you can continue to invest in the things that are really important to you (Commitment).

Within ACT you learn to stop the pointless fight with annoying thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. This allows you to better focus your attention on the things that are really important to you in life (values). At the heart of ACT is the philosophy that fighting unavoidable circumstances ultimately comes at the cost of living a vital and valuable life.


ACT consists of 6 different processes:

  • Acceptance: Making room for unpleasant experiences.
  • Cognitive Defusion: Distance yourself from your thoughts.
  • Self as Context: Learn to deal more flexibly with your self (image).
  • Present: Getting in touch with the present.
  • Values: Think about what really matters to you in life.
  • Committed Action: Investing in your values.


Together, the exercises and metaphors from the six pillars provide more psychological flexibility. This will help you cope better with life's unpredictabilities and make you more inclined to do the things that really matter to you.

ACT provides a cheerful, playful attitude to life, taking all the fear and pain inherent in life into the bargain.

As a drama therapist I use different non-verbal methods to get started with ACT.


What people say: 'I discovered things in my body and mind that I struggled with. Through the therapy I learned to place these'. Former client.


Get in contact with me if you want to know more about ACT of if you want to schedule an initial meeting.