An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
A Two-Day Course
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, 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 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 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.
Who delivers this training?
The course will be delivered by Ian Tomlinson PTSTA(P), the director of The Affinity Centre. Ian 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.
Ian combines TA and ACT effectively to provide a clear direction for his clients towards leading a rich fulfilling life.
Ian has trained in ACT extensively in London and has weekly ACT supervision to support his development in the model. He has seen the huge, rapid impact it can have on clients who feel ‘stuck’ and has experienced the impact that ACT has for himself.
What About COVID?
Ian will run the course face to face unless social distancing rules do not allow this to happen. In those circumstances the course will be postponed until we can come together face to face as elements of the course can only be carried out in groups in 3D!.
Alison Yates, Counsellor
Warm and friendly
Easy to understand
Stimulating and enjoyable
An excellent workshop
Hayley Jepson, Psychotherapist
Looking forward to returning
Great balance of theory and practice
Hard to improve on
Really well paced and explained
Calm, pleasant and approachable
Well taught and very well structured
Sheila Shelvey - therapist
Georgina Speake - www.resolutepsychology.co.uk
Great introduction to ACT
Catherine Andrew - www.fusepsychology.co.uk
Easy to access and understand
Katie Warren - www.katiewarren.co.uk
A refreshing approach
Dr Rachael King - therapist
Fantastic tools to help people with
Stephen Renwick - www.renwickresearch.co.uk
Clearly communicated and demonstrated
Gill Wier - therapist
Great trainer and very welcoming
Rachel Morris - www.rachelmorristherapy.com
Immediately useful – Loved it!
Comprehensive and fun
Would recommend to any therapist
Brilliant course, supportive environment
Venue: The Affinity Centre Cheadle. Click here for location details.
Dates: See table below
Times: 9.30am - 4.00pm each day
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