ACT made simple

A beginner's workshop in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Access is for 6 months after purchase
Online 14 hour workshop (14CE's)
Skills workshop
Practitioners, therapists, clinicians, coaches

Course Description

About this workshop

Are you interested to find out more about ACT?

Learn practical skills that you can use right away?

In an elegantly simple way from one of the world’s leading experts in ACT?

Then this workshop is for you! It’s very experiential, and useful for both therapists and coaches.

Russ likes to call it ‘ACT Made Simple‘ – because it covers so much material in such a short space of time. The workshop is a ‘jargon-free zone’ guided by three core values: simplicity, clarity, and accessibility. (There’s also a big emphasis on having fun).

His highly acclaimed ACT workshops are brief, powerful, cost-effective and life-enhancing.

You will experience a wide variety of ACT exercises, and you will be encouraged to work with your own personal issues. You will be led through these exercises in the same way as you would instruct them to your clients.

You will also receive extensive support materials (more so than in any other ACT training around the world) including  an album of professionally-recorded mp3s of key mindfulness skills, and a 3-months-long follow up e-course.

Who would benefit from this workshop?

We recommend this workshop for mental health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners and mental health counsellors.

Feedback from previous workshops is always very positive:

“If you are looking for a universally helpful training, this is it! It’s fun, informative and creative. I loved it.”

“Just wonderful.  It felt like a bubble of protected time to learn and consolidate. This ACT workshop was the one where ‘the penny dropped’ with regard to how all the separate processes interlink.  Can’t thank you enough.”

“Russ has an amazing way of making theoretical ideas come to life and become clear, practical, relevant techniques which we can immediately use in our therapeutic work”

“Russ is incredibly generous and down to earth”

Please note that Contextual Consulting are fortunate to have Russ speaking at several workshops this year.  You may be interested to join us for his intermediate /advanced level  ACT for self harming and suicidality workshop at the end of September or his intermediate/advanced  level   ACT for worrying, ruminating & obsessing workshop , at the end of November.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe the six core principles of ACT, and how to adapt them to different clinical populations
  • Apply five powerful tools to develop and strengthen psychological acceptance
  • Use ten powerful ways to rapidly reduce the believability of negative thoughts (without challenging them)
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of mindfulness, and how to use it therapeutically
  • Innovate your own mindfulness techniques
  • Explain how ACT can be effectively utilised in a wide variety of clinical problem
  • Effectively use interventions based on metaphor, paradox and experiential exercises
  • Apply ACT in your own life, to create a sense of vitality, meaning and fulfilment
  • Describe how to use ACT to help you cope with the stresses of difficult clients
  • Explain how to access and experience a transcendent sense of self
  • Demonstrate methods to fundamentally change your relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings
  • Utilise techniques to help clients connect with their core values, and take committed action

You will receive:

  • Mindfulness skills: Volume 1 – an album of professionally-recorded mp3s of key mindfulness skills
  • Scripts for ACT techniques & exercises, which you can either use verbatim or adapt as desired for your clients
  • A variety of useful handouts and worksheets for use with clients
  • Ongoing support via e-mail

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.

This program is sponsored by Contextual Consulting and is approved for CE credits for psychologists. To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe the six core principles of ACT, and how to adapt them to different clinical populations
  • Apply five powerful tools to develop and strengthen psychological acceptance
  • Use ten powerful ways to rapidly reduce the believability of negative thoughts (without challenging them)
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of mindfulness, and how to use it therapeutically
  • Innovate your own mindfulness techniques
  • Explain how ACT can be effectively utilised in a wide variety of clinical problem
  • Effectively use interventions based on metaphor, paradox and experiential exercises
  • Apply ACT in your own life, to create a sense of vitality, meaning and fulfilment
  • Describe how to use ACT to help you cope with the stresses of difficult clients
  • Explain how to access and experience a transcendent sense of self
  • Demonstrate methods to fundamentally change your relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings
  • Utilise techniques to help clients connect with their core values, and take committed action
ACT made simple

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