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    This might be a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone here has attended ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) groups for psychosis?

    I'm due to start 6 group sessions starting next week and am a bit nervous about it. What was your experience like and what sort of things did they make you do? How was it helpful?

    I've tried to search for first person experiences online but not with much success.
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    Hi! I've not attended an ACT group for psychosis, but I've had ACT individually for psychosis, for about 8-9 months on the NHS. I guess the way I'd describe it is a combination of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and mindfulness, with an emphasis on letting go of the past or at least letting go of fears and anger surrounding the past...

    I found some of it quite difficult (there was an early emphasis on mindfulness, which I am not good at and I personally find the breathing techniques quite challenging) but other aspects of it (like writing letters and reading them out during therapy) really valuable and helpful. I don't remember huge amounts about it tbh coz I wasn't very lucid for about half of it About halfway through the ACT, I made some key discoveries about my mental health and how my psychosis operates. That, for me, was when I began my "recovery journey" (hate the word recovery, lol).

    I think in principle it's a good therapy if you can learn and apply the principles/skills, but it wasn't quite the therapy I needed at the time. Since having ACT, I've had 10 months of schema therapy, which was far more effective for me. But different strokes for different folks!

    I hope it helps you and that it's not too nervewracking in the run-up to next week!
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Hi! I've not attended an ACT group for psychosis, but I've had ACT individually for psychosis, for about 8-9 months on the NHS. I guess the way I'd describe it is a combination of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and mindfulness, with an emphasis on letting go of the past or at least letting go of fears and anger surrounding the past...

    I found some of it quite difficult (there was an early emphasis on mindfulness, which I am not good at and I personally find the breathing techniques quite challenging) but other aspects of it (like writing letters and reading them out during therapy) really valuable and helpful. I don't remember huge amounts about it tbh coz I wasn't very lucid for about half of it About halfway through the ACT, I made some key discoveries about my mental health and how my psychosis operates. That, for me, was when I began my "recovery journey" (hate the word recovery, lol).

    I think in principle it's a good therapy if you can learn and apply the principles/skills, but it wasn't quite the therapy I needed at the time. Since having ACT, I've had 10 months of schema therapy, which was far more effective for me. But different strokes for different folks!

    I hope it helps you and that it's not too nervewracking in the run-up to next week!
    Thank you, that's helped put my mind at ease a bit!
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    (Original post by TurboTub)
    Thank you, that's helped put my mind at ease a bit!
    No problem
 
 
 
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