ACT Introductory Workshop – SOLD OUT

12th May, 2017


Friday 12th May, 2017
9.30am – 4.30pm
 Central London
Presenters: Dr. Joe Oliver & Dr Marc Balint


ACTivate image copyInterested in ACT and mindfulness but just want to dip a toe in the water ? Then this workshop is for you! Based on the popular self-help book, ACTivate Your Life, this workshop is designed for practitioners who want to find out more about third wave approaches and enhance and develop their practice by developing skills in acceptance, mindfulness and values procedures.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • About the 6 core ACT processes and how to practically apply them
  • How to engage clients in exploring their personal values to drive purposeful life change
  • 5 key simple, but powerful methods to help clients untangle from difficult thoughts (without challenging them)
  • How to use mindfulness in a flexible, formulation-informed manner that doesn’t always rely on meditation.
  • Ways to supercharge your working 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!

This workshop is designed for a broad range of professionals, including psychologists, therapists, coaches, social workers and physiotherapists.

The workshop will be fun and engaging to help you develop practical skills you can use straight away with your clients!

 All participants will receive a free copy of the new ACT self help book, ACTivate Your Life and a full pack of resources, worksheets and scripts of ACT exercises.

About The Presenters

 Dr Joe Oliver

Conference held at Friends House, London on 24 April 2015Joe is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and director for Contextual Consulting. He is also Course Director for the UCL PG Diploma in CBT for Psychosis and works within Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He has been developing and researching individual and group interventions in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.  Joe is an active member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies ACT SIG and of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences as a peer reviewed ACT trainer. He is co-editor of the book, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis” with Wiley-Blackwell, and co-author of the self-help book, “ACTivate Your Life” with Constable Robinson.

Dr Marc Balint

picture2Marc is a Clinical Psychologist and Team Manager in the IAPT Service of Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, where he has developed and runs an ACT training program for IAPT psychologists. He is an ACT therapist & supervisor, an accredited CBT therapist and a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher. Marc has practiced mindfulness for over 20 years, studying both Eastern and Western scientific approaches, and has researched and published studies on the links between mindfulness and well-being.



  • Early bird – £130 (ends 21st April)
  • Discounted rate if booked on any other Contextual Consulting workshops – £75
  • Standard rate- £150 (after 21st April)



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.