Welcome to John Omaha’s web
site presenting the Affect Centered Therapy Dr. Omaha created.
This site is the authoritative source for information about
Affect Centered Therapy.
Affect Centered Therapy (ACT) addresses the deepest level
of human motivation, the emotions. Most psychopathology
results from difficulty managing emotion. Often current
problems arise from unresolved emotions carried over from
childhood adversity and trauma. ACT begins by teaching clients
skills to regulate emotions, and then ACT uncovers and resolves
the adverse or traumatic experiences from childhood.
This site provides descriptions
of ACT and the emotion regulation protocol called Affect
Management Skills Training (AMST). On this site you’ll
learn about Dr. Omaha’s book and the DVD and CD products
introducing ACT. You can easily and safely purchase these
products here. The site describes Dr. Omaha’s workshops,
and you can register for them here as well.
Finally, the site offers papers Dr. Omaha has written describing
applications of ACT to treatment of OCD, eating disorders,
addictions and alcoholism, Crohn’s Disease, sexual
compulsivity disorders, mood disorders, and personality
disorders. You’ll also find a paper on ACT’s
application to working with couples.