ACT for Adolescents: Your Life Your Way with Louise Hayes

A Brand new ONLINE workshop focused on the problems young people experience

Thursday 26th Nov, 3rd, 10th & 17th Dec 2020



Thursday 26th Nov, 3rd, 10th & 17th  December, 2020
Workshop times: UK time 7pm – 10pm; Melbourne time 6am – 9am (next day); EDT/ New York time 2pm – 5pm
ONLINE WORKSHOP OVER FOUR 3-HOUR SESSIONS + recording available after
Presenter: Dr Louise Hayes
Please note: you can still access the recording for 3 weeks even if you are not able to make the live event

Join Dr  Louise Hayes, leading world expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training (ACT) for young people, a clinical psychologist and author for this online training event. You will receive a unique insight into the DNA-V model, which has specifically been designed for young people, using cutting edge research from positive psychology to bring a truly developmental focus to your work with young people. It’s all about mindfulness and growth.

Louise  will demonstrate how to use the model to build your skills with young people in a workshop that is suitable for all professionals who work with young people, including psychologists, counsellors, social workers and teachers. Using techniques that work individually with young people in therapy, and scale this up to groups in classrooms.

On 1st September Louise Hayes, along with Joseph Ciarrochi, will release her new book, Your Life Your Way. Louise is thrilled to offer this new workshop after two years of writing the new DNA-V book, which  is in self-help format, directly for young people to read. This is her most exciting book DNA-V work yet because it targets specific life issues that young people face — what to do with depression, what to do if you are anxious etc. This workshop will teach you how to use DNA-V easily and effectively.

The workshop is fun and creative and will focus on teaching you how to be experiential with young people and use a full range of techniques that go beyond talking at them, to make your sessions alive and engaging. Louise will get straight into working with young people with a focus on practical applications. The training is suitable for people who are new to the model as well as those that have attended in the past.

Comes with a FREE copy of her new book!

The workshop is targeted learning on specific issues, including:

• How to help young people build strong relationships,

• How to help young people with self-confidence

• What to do with anxiety and overthinking,

•How to help with low mood,

• What to do about bullying,

….and more!

You will learn how to confidently and dynamically engage young people aged 12 to 24 years.

This live online workshop will be split across four sessions: Thursday 26th Nov, 3rd, 10th & 17th  December, 2020. This way we can enhance your learning, manage screen time and provide a connected experience. There will be experiential techniques, breakouts into small group discussions/ practice, and of course fun.

You will receive:

• An e-book copy of the new book, Your Life Your Way released (expected publication date September 1st).

• Electronic handouts

• Access to other electronic materials for use with young people



There is no pre-requisite training. There will be compulsory reading before attending so that you are familiar with DNA-V. Reading will be emailed to you one month prior.

If you’re new to DNA-V, you can start learning right now:

• Read how DNA-v fits with curricula based social and emotional learning

• Download chapter one of The Thriving Adolescent

This workshop is suitable for all professionals who work with young people, including psychologists, counsellors, social workers, teachers etc.


Equipment you will need:

• 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


About the Presenter

Dr Louise Hayes, Clinical Psychologist, MAPS, B.A., B.App.Sci (Hons), PhD (Clinical)

Louise is a world expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) for young people and the co-author of the best selling book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into your Life for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life, and the new book for teachers, therapists and counsellors on ACT for young people, The Thriving Adolescent. 

Louise uses ACT with young people in schools and clinical settings. She is a clinical psychologist, peer reviewed ACT trainer, an academic, author and speaker.

Key aspects of Louise’s work:

  • ACT peer reviewed trainer conducting professional development for teachers, psychologists, counsellors, and professionals who work with young people.
  • Author of the best selling book Get Out of Your Mind and Into your Life for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life. 
  • Author of the new book The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection
  • A senior fellow with Orygen Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.
  • A fellow with the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).
  • A clinical psychologist in private practice at The Elms Family Medical Centre in Bacchus Marsh Victoria.
  • An active philanthropist working to help disadvantaged people in Nepal.

Early bird rate ends 23rd October, 2020

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