Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based behavioural model of psychotherapy that has two major goals:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for the sign up form.
Alison Yates, Counsellor
Hayley Jepson, Psychotherapist
Sheila Shelvey - therapist
Georgina Speake - www.resolutepsychology.co.uk
Catherine Andrew - www.fusepsychology.co.uk
Katie Warren - www.katiewarren.co.uk
Dr Rachael King - therapist
Stephen Renwick - www.renwickresearch.co.uk
Gill Wier - therapist
Rachel Morris - www.rachelmorristherapy.com
Dates of forthcoming training can be found in the adjacent column. Training hours are 9.30am to 4.00pm.
The course takes place at The Affinity Centre, Cheadle branch. See full details of our location.
Please note that we like to keep the size of the courses small at The Affinity Centre, to allow for a more personal experience where people feel free to share their thoughts.
Please book early as courses tend to fill up quickly. If you can’t get on this course you will be offered a place on the next course running.
The ACT course costs £200 for two days training.
Please complete the form on this page and pay the £100 non-returnable deposit (all payment methods accepted via PayPal). The final £100 will be due two weeks before the commencement of the course and is also non-returnable at this time.