ACTivate your coaching for beginners

A practical introduction to using ACT in your coaching sessions

Two 3-hour sessions (5.5 ICF CCEs)
Introductory level workshop
Recording available after for 6 months
Workshop aimed at executive and life coaches

Course Description

Are you a coach looking for an evidence-based approach to support your clients to interact more skilfully with their thoughts and feelings?  Are you drawn to provide coaching with a focus on wellbeing and resilience?

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an approach which has tools and techniques that are applicable for anyone interested in how to live a full and meaningful life.  ACT’s evidence-base within workplace wellbeing and coaching is growing, as is the interest in approaches which have been shown to increase resilience and support individuals to achieve transformational change.

ACT supports the development of psychological flexibility, enabling individuals to consciously respond rather than react as if constantly on autopilot.  Coaching clients tell us that ACT’s power is in how it normalises their experience, how the mindfulness techniques support them to notice what is happening and how the exploration and clarifying of values helps them to focus their attention on what is most important to them.  There is often a feeling of lightness following the coaching relationship and a confidence that comes from having a toolkit for living with their mind.

This training gives you the unique opportunity to learn about ACT from a highly experienced International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coach, Hazel Anderson-Turner, who has been applying ACT within the UK National Health Service.

What will you get out of this workshop?

The objective of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive overview of the ACT model within a coaching context. Hazel will guide you through the concept of acceptance and demonstrate creative ways to engage coaching clients with this idea. She will explore the diverse skill set of mindfulness and illustrate its applicability across various coaching scenarios. Additionally, she will present the latest techniques for effectively working with challenging and persistent thoughts. Lastly, Hazel will introduce methods for facilitating values-based behavioural change.

In this introductory workshop you will:

  • Gain an understanding of what ACT is, the research behind it and how it can support your coaching clients achieve lasting change
  • Learn how to use mindfulness techniques to build psychological flexibility – the ability to engage in valued behaviours even in the presence of unwanted thoughts and feelings
  • Find out how to help clients in taking committed  values-based action in service of their goals, creating sustainable change
  • Discover innovative approaches to enhance your clients’ adeptness in responding skilfully to thoughts and feelings.
  • Experience the tools yourself and gain a powerful, practical toolkit to use with your clients.

Please note,  5.5  ICF  CCE points will be awarded for attending this event. CCEs  are also available for the asynchronous training version (ie the workshop recording) as well as the live version.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at executive and life coaches.  There is no requirement for you to have a therapeutic background.

PLEASE NOTE: This course does not train you to be a coach, it is designed to enhance your existing coaching practice.

In this introductory workshop you will:

  • Gain an understanding of what ACT is, the research behind it and how it can support your coaching clients achieve lasting change
  • Learn how to use mindfulness techniques to build psychological flexibility – the ability to engage in valued behaviours even in the presence of unwanted thoughts and feelings
  • Find out how to help clients in taking committed  values-based action in service of their goals, creating sustainable change
  • Discover innovative approaches to enhance your clients' adeptness in responding skilfully to thoughts and feelings.
  • Experience the tools yourself and gain a powerful, practical toolkit to use with your clients.

Booking cancellation 

The registration fee will be refunded minus a administration charge if cancellations are received at least two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellations within two weeks of the event date are charged the full registration fee, other than in exceptional circumstances that can be verified.

Event cancellation 
In the event of cancellation of the course outside of our control we will not be held accountable for travel and/or accommodation costs incurred. However, the workshop fees will be refunded.

All workshops will be subject to minimum delegate numbers being met; in the event that a workshop should be cancelled delegates will be given no less than 2 months’ notice.

Replacing delegates

If a delegate is unable to attend and a replacement is nominated there may be a charge depending on the individual circumstances, this will be advised at the time. Please contact the us to request a replacement of delegates at least a week before the workshop date.

If you have disability and require adjustments or accommodation, please email us at to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help you.

Contextual Consulting is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education. Potential conflicts of interest occur when an individual assumes a professional role in the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of continuing education where personal, professional, legal, financial, or other interests could reasonably be expected to impair their objectivity, competence, or effectiveness.

There was no commercial support for this event. None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

5.5 International Coaching Federation (ICF)  Continuing coach education (CCE) points will be awarded for attending this event (4.5 Core Competencies and 1 for Resource Development)

ACTivate your coaching for beginners
2 sessions: 1st - 8th Oct 2024
Starts: 1st Oct 2024: 9:30 AM (New York time)
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FAQs

To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a set of smart phone ear buds with built in microphone. Your internet speed should be a minimum of 1.5mbs  DOWNLOAD & UPLOAD. You can check that here at www.speedtest.net

We will have dedicated technicians on hand throughout the entire duration of the workshop. They will be there to help you manage any issues that may come up and get you back in to the workshop again. Also, if you think there may be a problem, be it with your work access or anything else, you can log in early to check if things are working for you, and be prepared. There may of course be technical issues that come up on your end, which will be your responsibility to look after. But these are rare and we have an extra handy troubleshooting guide that comes with tips and tricks to deal with any problems.

Yes! As long as you have access to a web browser and you’re connected to the internet, you will be able to attend. It’s that simple – all you need to do is go to the webpage link, login and you’re set to go. You can join the workshop on any device including your home computer or iPad. You can even join in using your smart phone.

Yes, we have a special portal in the system to allow you to connect with other participants joining via the workshop.

You just need a computer (PC or Mac), laptop or tablet that can access the internet. You need a good broadband speed that would allow you to comfortably stream a movie (such as a video on YouTube).

Yes, a video of the presentation will be available to you for up to 6 months after the workshop is finished.  You’ll be able to go back over any part of the workshop to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live workshop – if you’re not able to make it on the actual date, you can still login afterwards and watch the recorded version.

Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.

Absolutely. You will be able to ask the presenter questions, just as you would in any workshop. You’ll also have the extra benefit of being able to interact with other colleagues who have also joined the workshop.

It’s super simple. All you need to do is follow a link that you will be provided prior to the course, along with instructions.

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