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ACT For Perfectionism, People-Pleasing And Other Forms of Rigid Rule-following with Dr Russ Harris

Two hour webinar

Thursday 27th May, 2021

USD $45.00

Overview

Thursday 27th May, 2021
9am – 11am UK time; 6pm – 8pm Melbourne Time
Online Webinar + recording
Presenter: Dr. Russ Harris
Please note: you can still access the recording for 3 weeks even if you are not able to make the live event

Practitioners often struggle when clients are heavily fused with rigid rules, keeping them stuck in self-defeating patterns of behaviour. Two of the most common ways this shows up in therapy are perfectionism and people-pleasing (or ‘fawning’). Clients often don’t realise they are fused with rigid rules such as “I have to do this perfectly” or “I have to please others”. But even if they do realise it, they are often resistant to change, because there are significant benefits to following such rules.

Although in this webinar, we’ll focus primarily on perfectionism and people-pleasing, the principles we cover can be applied to any type of rigid rule-following, from compulsive rituals in OCD, righteousness and entitlement in relationship issues, and any type of addictive behaviour.

You will learn how to help your clients overcome perfectionism and escape from people-pleasing through:

  • Becoming aware of the rules they are following
  • Identifying both the benefits and costs of following those rules
  • Looking at their rules in terms of workability
  • Learning how to “hold their rules lightly” – and bend them or disobey them, if and when useful to do so
  • Finding more effective, life-enhancing ways of obtaining the benefits that have previously reinforced rigid rules
  • Extracting important values from beneath rules, and using them for flexible committed action
  • Overcoming barriers to change
  • Handling the short-term increase in anxiety that almost always occurs when bending or disobeying rules
  • Handling setbacks and relapses
About Your Presenter

Dr Russ Harris: Medical Practitioner – Psychotherapist – Executive Coach 

Russ Harris, author of the international best-selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap’, is a world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Russ’s background is in medicine. As a GP he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of health and wellbeing, and increasingly disenchanted with writing prescriptions. Ultimately this interest led to a total career change. He now works in two different, yet complementary roles – as a therapist and as a coach.

Since 2005, Russ has run over 600 two-day workshops and provided ACT training for over 35,000 health professionals, including therapists, coaches, counsellors, doctors, and psychologists. He has authored three ACT textbooks (ACT Made Simple, Getting Unstuck in ACT, ACT Questions & Answers), and six ACT-based self-help books, including The Reality Slap, The Confidence Gap, and ACT with Love. His first book, The Happiness Trap, is now the best-selling ACT book in the world – with over one million copies sold, and translations into more than 30 languages. (To download the opening chapter, click here.)

Russ has a unique model for training, which he calls ‘ACT Made Simple’, because it covers so much material in a short space of time. (In fact, he even has even written an introductory text book on ACT, titled ‘ACT Made Simple’. To download the first chapter, click here.) Russ proudly proclaims each workshop a ‘jargon-free zone’ – and bases his training on three core values: simplicity, clarity, and having fun. His highly-acclaimed ACT workshops are brief, powerful, cost-effective and life-enhancing. Participants regularly report not only major improvements in their therapy and/or coaching, but also in their personal lives – and evaluation forms frequently praise his ability to make complex ideas seem very simple. (For examples, go to testimonials).

Practicalities

How do I access the webinar?

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.

Can I ask questions during the presentation?

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 webinar.

Will I receive a CPD certificate?

Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.

Can I view the presentation afterwards?

Yes, a video of the presentation will be available to you for up to 28 days after the workshop is finished.  You’ll be able to go back over any part of the webinar to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live webinar – if you’re not able to make it on the actual date, you can still login afterwards and watch the recorded version.

What equipment do I need?

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).

Can I still participate in any skills practice work?

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

Will the Webinar work on my computer?

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.

How do I deal with any technical issues that come up?

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.

Register now:

USD $45.00