Acceptance and Mindfulness

Acceptance and Mindfulness for CBT & Psychological Therapists

April to May 2016


Interested in ACT and mindfulness but just want to dip a toe in the water and see if this approach is right for you? Then this workshop is for you! Based on the popular self-help book, ACTivate Your Life, this workshop is designed for therapists who want to enhance and develop their therapy practice by developing skills in acceptance, mindfulness and values procedures. Learn:

  • How to engage clients in exploring their personal values to drive purposeful life chanACTivate image copyge as an adjunct or alternative to pleasure and mastery
  • When to distract versus when to accept feelings
  • When to dispute thoughts versus when to defuse from them
  • How to use mindfulness in a flexible, formulation-informed manner that doesn’t always rely on meditation.
  • Ways to supercharge your therapy relationship to develop strong and meaningful connections.
  • How to build a toolkit of powerful and new techniques to work with even the most tricky negative thoughts!

The workshop will be presented from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework, and involve case formulation, group role-play, and presenters’ audio/video material of therapy sessions.

All participants will receive a free copy of the new ACT self help book, ACTivate Your Life.

About The Presenter

 Dr Joe Oliver

Conference held at Friends House, London on 24 April 2015

Dr Joe Oliver is a Clinical Psychologist working within the NHS and is also Director for Contextual Consulting, offering ACT-focused training, supervision and therapy.

Joe regularly delivers teaching and training on both ACT and cognitive behavioural therapies, in the UK and internationally and is an ACBS peer reviewed trainer. He is an effective and engaging speaker and consistently receives good feedback on his workshops (see testimonials HERE).

He is actively involved in research and has been developing ACT/mindfulness individual and group interventions for psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is a previous chair and current active member of the BABCP ACT Special Interest Group.

He is co-editor of the book, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis” published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is also co-author of the popular ACT self-help book, ‘ACTivate Your Life’ by Constable Robinson.

Glasgow 16th - 17th May

Mon 16th – Tue 17th May 2016
9.30am – 4.30pm both days
Jury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QG
Presenter: Dr. Joe Oliver



Early bird – £199 (ends 18th Apr)

Special “Bring a Friend” 30% discount – book 2 places: £139 per person (£278 total) (ends 18th Apr)

Standard rate £239 (registration closes 15th May)

Student Registration £100


Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea. Lunch is not included in the registration fee but you will have the option to purchase lunch at one of the many catering outlets outside of the venue.