Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a psychological approach that focuses on strategies based in acceptance, mindfulness, and behaviour change. It focuses on how to be more connected in the moment, and when useful, how to change behaviour.

Dr. Russ Harris, a prominent ACT therapist and author, has recently published a resource that we wanted to share with you about how to mange stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. He focuses on the acronym FACE COVID, which stands for:


F – Focus on what’s in your control

A – Acknowledge thoughts and feelings

C – Come back into your body

E – Engage in what you’re doing


C – Committed action

O – Opening up

V – Values

I – Identify resources

D – Disinfect and distance


Read more about each of these steps here.

The content of this blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health provider or physician with any questions that you have regarding mental health concerns. If you think you have an emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.