This workshop will take place live via Zoom, and will also be recorded. You will receive the recording 24 hours after the workshop ends, and have access to it for 6 weeks.
Zoom link: The Zoom link will go out to participants twice: first, on Friday 3rd September and again on Sunday, 5th September.
The online workshop will be live and interactive. You will be able to ask the presenter questions throughout the day and, at times, you will go into ‘breakout rooms’ with other participants.
Certificates: Attendance certificates will be sent by email after the workshop.
Timing: Workshops will run from 9am to 3.30pm on both days (AEST time)
There will be a 30-minute lunch break, 12.50pm -1.20pm, and a 15-minute afternoon break: 2.15pm to 2.30pm
Note: you don’t have to complete 4 days of training before you can start doing ACT; you can use ACT straight away – on yourself and your clients -whatever level you’re at!
The ACT for Beginners workshop is very experiential, and useful for both therapists and coaches.
Each workshop is a ‘jargon-free zone’ guided by three core values: simplicity, clarity, and accessibility.
(There’s also a big emphasis on having fun).
You will experience a wide variety of ACT exercises, and you will be encouraged to work with your own personal issues. You will be lead through these exercises in the same way as you would instruct them to your clients.
You will also receive extensive support materials (more so than in any other ACT training around the world) including a free copy of Russ’s ACT-based self-help book The Happiness Trap (this will be an eBook), an album of professionally-recorded mp3s of key mindfulness skills, and a 3-month-long follow up e-course.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- The six core principles of ACT, and how to adapt them to different clinical populations
- Five powerful tools to develop and strengthen psychological acceptance
- Ten powerful ways to rapidly reduce the believability of negative thoughts (without challenging them)
- A sound understanding of mindfulness, and how to use it therapeutically
- How to innovate your own mindfulness techniques
- How to effectively utilise ACT in a wide variety of clinical problems
- How to effectively use interventions based on metaphor, paradox and experiential exercises
- How to apply ACT in your own life, to create a sense of vitality, meaning and fulfilment
- How to use ACT to help you cope with the stresses of difficult clients
- How to access and experience a transcendent sense of self
- How to fundamentally change your relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings
- How to help clients connect with their core values, and take committed action
You will receive:
- A free copy of ‘The Happiness Trap’ – Russ’s ACT-based self-help book (this will be an eBook)
- Mindfulness skills: Volume 1 – an album of professionally-recorded mp3s of key mindfulness skills
- Scripts for ACT techniques & exercises, which you can either use verbatim or adapt as desired for your clients
- A variety of useful handouts and worksheets for use with clients
- Ongoing support via e-mail
Duration: workshops run from 9.00am – 3.30pm on both days
ABOUT RUSS HARRIS
Dr Russ Harris, author of the best-selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap‘, is an internationally-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Russ’s background is in medicine. As a GP he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of health and wellbeing, and increasingly disenchanted with writing prescriptions. Ultimately this interest led to a total career change, and he now works in two different, yet complementary roles: both as a therapist and as a coach.
Since 2005, Russ has run over 700 two-day workshops and provided ACT training for over 50,000 health professionals, including therapists, coaches, counsellors, doctors, and psychologists. He has authored four ACT textbooks (ACT Made Simple, Trauma-Focused ACT, Getting Unstuck in ACT, ACT Questions & Answers), and four ACT-based self-help books (The Happiness Trap, The Reality Slap, The Confidence Gap and ACT with Love). He has also co-authored two self-help books (The Weight Escape and The Happiness Trap Pocketbook). The Happiness Trap is now the most widely-translated ACT book in the world, with over one million copies sold worldwide and editions in over 30 languages. (To download the opening chapter, click here.)
Russ has a unique model for training, which he calls ‘ACT Made Simple’, because it covers so much material in a short space of time. (In fact, he even has even written an introductory text book on ACT, titled ‘ACT Made Simple’. To download the first two chapters, click here.) He proudly proclaims each workshop a ‘jargon-free zone’ – and bases his training on three core values: simplicity, clarity, and having fun. His highly-acclaimed ACT workshops are brief, powerful, cost-effective and life-enhancing. Participants regularly report not only major improvements in their therapy and/or coaching, but also in their personal lives – and evaluation forms frequently praise his ability to make complex ideas seem very simple. (For examples, go to testimonials )