ACT for OCD Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this ACT for OCD worksheet?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Is a type of Cognitive Behavioral therapy that focuses on bringing awareness and acceptance to one’s problematic thoughts and committing to replace them with value driven and meaningful behaviours. ACT helps treat Obsessions and Compulsions by gradual exposure and acceptance of unwanted recurring thoughts. However uncomfortable that might be, clients with OCD are encouraged to refocus the energy used to fight those recurrent thoughts to purposeful value-driven behaviour 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will provide OCD clients with a helpful acronym that they can use to remember what they will learn in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy regarding value-guided exposure to their obsessive thoughts.

How to use the worksheet?

This client handout is to be used as a reminder of what the client has learned in ACT for their OCD. It can help them recall the steps they need to take in order to cope with their obsessive thoughts so that they can commit to act on their values instead of getting hooked on the recurrent intrusive thoughts. 

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