A Client's Perspective

I have a new therapist. I really like her. She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, which seems like an excellent idea. The premise is that when a person is experiencing strong emotions, such as depression or anxiety, it is the limbic system that is doing the thinking, whereas the frontal lobe is responsible for logical thinking. Therefore, appeals to the logical part of the brain are generally not effective when strong emotions are involved, because that is not the part of the brain that is active. In a sense, a depressed person is not capable of being logical. (I find this last sentence rather upsetting, as I pride myself on my logic. But I guess that is also one of the reasons I find my depression so difficult to deal with.)