An introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) – a 2-day course
What is acceptance and commitment therapy?
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based behavioural model of psychotherapy that has two major goals:
- To encourage and support people in accepting unwanted thoughts and feelings that they have no control over.
- To identify what’s important in life and take action towards these values.
Sounds simple. Through working with ACT, director Ian Tomlinson has learnt what a powerful model it is to treat issues like anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, stress, anger, relationship issues and OCD.
What will I learn on this course?
Over the two-day training you will learn about the six main components of ACT.
The course will also discuss how to connect with these components and bring them into your own life and work. Ian will also describe a simple model that brings all the components of ACT together in one, easy to understand diagram.
The course will be taught with a combination of discussion, group work and experiential learning. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore how the theory fits with your life and how you can apply it in context.
What qualifications will I need to attend the course?
None. If you have heard about ACT and want to learn more then this course is a great place to start. You might want to learn about a different way of thinking about life because you have felt frustrated and stuck.
You might be a counsellor or therapist who has heard about the model and wants to know more and experience it yourself.
If you work with people or want a rich fulfilling life then this course is for you.
Ian will keep the technical jargon out and explain the theory in simple (but not simplistic) language.
For further information please visit: http://affinitycentre.co.uk/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-course/
About the host
Ian Tomlinson PTSTA(P), the director of the Affinity Centre, incorporates ACT into all his client work with individuals and couples. He is a UKCP registered certified transactional analyst psychotherapist and has two decades of teaching experience.