Emotion regulation in acceptance and commitment therapy.

@article{Blackledge2001EmotionRI,
  title={Emotion regulation in acceptance and commitment therapy.},
  author={John T. Blackledge and Steven C. Hayes},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          243-55
        }
}
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers an alternative to traditional psychotherapies designed to regulate affect. ACT is based on the premise that normal cognitive processes distort and enhance the experience of unpleasant emotion, leading clients to engage in problematic behaviors designed to avoid or attenuate those unpleasant emotions. Such avoidant behavior patterns can hinder and prevent client movement toward valued goals and place the client in harmful situations. Rather than… 

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