Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
ACT is primarily a mindfulness based therapy that helps couples accept and validate all of their emotional experiences by removing shame and avoidance.
This process is guided by the idea that there is validity not only in the emotional experience we have, but the one that our partner has as well.
Often when we have an emotional reaction that leaves us feeling stuck, it's because it's rooted in something that's happened in our past.
With ACT, partners learn how to acknowledge their past with compassion and let go of unhelpful thoughts that keep us from being in the current moment together.
Partners learn to identify their inner voice - the one that judges themselves and their partners - and create space in their awareness to be able to move through difficult moments together.