Delivering ACT in Group Format, London: April-May 2014

Learn how to promote mental health, resilience, and productivity using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a modern behaviour therapy that combines mindfulness and acceptance strategies with behavioural activation strategies to help increase people’s mental health, resilience, life purpose, and psychological flexibility.

Over the past 15 years, research has shown Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to be highly effective in improving mental health and behavioural effectiveness among a wide range of different populations. One of the recognised advantages of ACT is that it can be translated into brief psychological skills training programmes, and delivered to groups in various settings (e.g., clinical/ counselling, workplace, coaching, and educational settings).

In April and May 2014, Professor Frank Bond, Dr. Paul Flaxman, and Fredrik Livheim are offering you a unique opportunity to learn how to deliver effective ACT-based training to your own clients. The programme is based on Livheim’s highly regarded ACT group format protocol, which offers four days of ACT training and further support as you go on to facilitate your own ACT groups.

The first two days of this training occur on the 3rd and 4th of April 2014; the second two days of training occur on 1st and 2nd of May 2014 (you must be able to attend all four sessions). All four days of training will take place at City University London (specific room information and directions will be sent to you once you have registered).

This training is ideal for any professionals interested in improving people’s mental health, resilience, and effectiveness in health, occupational, sports, or educational settings. Previous delegates on this ACT group format programme have included psychologists, counsellors, social workers, coaches, managers, teachers, and human resource professionals.

Click here for further details about the training:
ACT overview Training Spring 2014

Register here
The deadline for registration is Friday 21st of March 2014. Applications submitted after this date may be accommodated, but only if places remain. Please click the link below to access the application form:
Application form

The trainers
Fredrik Livheim will be the lead trainer. Using his tried-and-tested approach to teaching people core ACT skills, he has trained over 450 trainers in this specific ACT group intervention in Sweden and many other countries. The ACT training strategies and trainer skills are similar to those described in the book by Paul Flaxman, Frank Bond, Fredrik Livheim:

The Mindful and Effective Employee
For more information about the book please click here.