Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a type of psychological intervention aimed at acceptance and personal values. Within the Third Generation Therapies, it is the one that has more empirical evidence, and therefore, one of the most known and used.The TAC gives special importance to the concept of Acceptance, which defines as the ability to be aware of the here and now, and of the sensations, thoughts, emotions, and other private events that happen here and now. By being aware of this, it is possible to understand the importance of personal values, achieving a commitment to protect or improve them.Another characteristic of the TAC is the role that language plays in the development of psychological problems. Therefore, many of the strategies used in the TAC are based on the change in language use.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that is part of the so-called Cognitive Therapies. The Mindfulness-based Therapies specializes in the treatment and prevention of relapse of patients with depression.In this group you can find therapies specifically designed to treat various problems related to depression, such as stress, negative thoughts, etc. However, in recent years new therapies have emerged to treat disorders and problems not necessarily related to depression.Within the methods of this therapy there are included Cognitive Behavioral techniques and techniques similar to meditation, which aim to “decentering” the patient’s thoughts, and reorient them to more real and positive ideas.