ACT focuses on two main questions: What direction do you want your life to go? What is getting in the way of going in that direction? For the first question, we will focus on your values. These are the things that are important to you in life and are freely chosen by you. We will uncover what your true values are and what steps you can take in those directions. For the second question, we often find that difficult thoughts or feelings get in the way of us living the life we want. Fear, anxiety, depression, or trauma can hold us back and start to dictate our lives. Often we can start to struggle with or avoid our thoughts and feelings in an attempt to make things better. But the more we fight or run from ourselves, the worse it gets. In ACT we practice a stance of acceptance toward our inner obstacles, so that we don't have to struggle with them anymore. With acceptance and a commitment to our values, we can start living the life we chose to live.