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Table 1 Overview of the ACT sessions

From: The acceptance and commitment therapy for smoking cessation in the primary health care setting: a study protocol

Session Format Content
1 Face-to-face Clarifying values and barriers
Identifying and clarifying the intention to cease smoking
Recognizing “creative hopelessness”
Two kids in the car metaphor
The ACT in a nutshell metaphor
Identifying internal triggers
Appreciating that “control” is always unworkable
Encourage participants to practice expansion (exercise 1)
Dropping anchor (exercise 2)
Introducing and cultivating mindfulness
Practicing adaptive responses in the presence of internal triggers
2 Telephone Brief update and bridge from the first face-to-face intervention
Willingness as an alternative to control (emotional avoidance)
Emphasize mindful responses with adaptive behaviors
3 Telephone Brief update and bridge from the last telephone intervention
Willingness as an alternative to control (emotional avoidance)
Emphasize mindful responses with adaptive behaviors