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Psychological therapy for chronic pain

One of the biggest problems facing healthcare today is the issue of chronic pain. Patients who have tried numerous interventions over the years, but have yet to find adequate pain relief, and they will often present to healthcare providers asking, “What’s next? What can you do for me now?“. Managing chronic pain often requires a […]

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Thriving under pressure: Three ways ACT can support sports professionals

Can they really “bring it home”? Euro 2024 is well underway with the competition heating up as that prestigious trophy inches closer. For the athletes, coaches and managers participating in this high-stakes tournament, the pressure to perform is immense. Not only are they representing their countries, but millions of passionate fans have been watching their […]

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How to get the most out of your ACT training

I saw a comment recently in an online forum saying that most ACT training doesn’t add value once you know the basics and it made me think of a couple of issues. This is certainly something I experienced in my development as an ACT therapist and required me to step out of my comfort zone […]

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Access all ACT – FREE prize draw

This is your chance to win over £6000 of ACT training! We are giving one lucky person the chance to win a 12 month access pass to our ENTIRE acceptance and commitment (ACT) course library including: All live workshops Over 100+ hours of on-demand workshops Simply enter your details into the form below to enter:

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The four big myths about love and how ACT can help

We’ve all grown up surrounded by idealised depictions of love – from the fairytales we read as children to the classic romance novels and Hollywood blockbusters we consume as adults. These storybook romances often show us passionate soulmates with effortless ‘perfect’ partnerships that can weather any storm. And while these romantic fantasies are certainly captivating, […]

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Re-frame, re-train and re-connect with Hazel Anderson-Turner

Ahead of her upcoming course “ACTivate your coaching for beginners: A practical introduction to using ACT in your coaching sessions” we’re pleased to share Hazel’s story, talking about why re-framing, re-training and re-connecting is so important. Hazel’s story I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship we have with our minds. Because I understand that relationship, through […]

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Mastering the moves: What chess can teach us about therapy

Can chess teach us how to master therapy? During therapy sessions, the therapist and client engage in a strategic display of understanding, support, and growth. In this intricate dance, therapists strive to be steps ahead of their clients, anticipating their needs, reactions, and concerns. This makes our own experiences easier to navigate but also the […]

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ACT for chronic pain – systematic review

Key findings 25 randomised controlled trials of ACT for chronic pain were identified. ACT showed favourable effect sizes for key outcomes such as pain interference, disability, depression, and quality of life. Some evidence supports the cost effectiveness of ACT for chronic pain based on three studies. Theoretical processes of change, specifically psychological flexibility, played a […]

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ACT in the workplace randomised controlled trial study

Background to the study Mindfulness interventions in the workplace have gained interest over the past two decades, aiming to reduce stress, improve mental health, and potentially enhance job performance. Most research focuses on mindfulness training programs like MBSR, involving mindfulness meditation practice. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has also become popular, targeting mindful self-regulation. While […]

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Neurodiversity celebration week – Supporting the mental health of people with neurodivergence

Neurodiversity celebration week is a global initiative that seeks to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding neurological differences. The campaign aims to transform the perception and support of neurodivergent individuals by providing educational institutions and organisations with the chance to acknowledge the numerous talents and advantages that come with being neurodivergent. By encouraging inclusive and equitable […]

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Exploring the dual nature of perfectionism and how ACT therapy can support

Superpower or supervillain? Perfectionism, often seen as a hallmark of high achievers, has long been praised for its ability to drive individuals towards excellence. However, beneath its shiny exterior lies a complex psychological trait that can be both a blessing and a curse, so we decided to explore the dichotomy of perfectionism, exploring both its […]

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