‘ACT’ stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  It is sometimes referred to as a ‘third -wave CBT-approach’ and has recently gained much popularity due to its’ emphasis on mindfulness.  ACT helps clients accept what cannot be changed, whilst encouraging clients to commit to actions that are likely to  improve their lives.  This therapeutic approach strikes a nice balance between helping clients ‘reach their potential’ by mobilising their behaviour, whilst drawing on mindfulness techniques and Buddhist psychology to cope with the pain and stress that life can bring.