Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets its name from one of its core messages ‘Accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life’. The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life.

Our course will enable your staff to implement techniques from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention to support people working towards recovery from problematic substance use.

ACT is easy to use and whilst relatively new, it is now established in the UK within treatment agencies, residential rehab and in peer recovery. This programme maximises cost effectiveness by incorporating self-directed learning as well as class time.

This course ensures that participants are able to:

  1. Know the six core principles of ACT, and how to adapt them to different clinical populations
  2. Use five powerful tools to develop and strengthen psychological acceptance
  3. Use powerful ways to rapidly reduce the believability of negative thoughts
  4. Have a sound understanding of mindfulness and how to use it therapeutically
  5. Confidently innovate your own mindfulness techniques
  6. How to effectively utilise ACT in a wide variety of clinical problems
  7. Use ACT to help you cope with the stresses of difficult clients
  8. Fundamentally change your relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings
  9. Help clients connect with their core values and take committed action

We can also provide pre-course material for the organisation, deliver an introductory day, self-directed tasks for the organisation to implement over the next month and then a follow up day to further embed the skills.

Format: Taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion

Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided

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