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Russ Harris – Practical, Playful Webinars To ‘Lift Your ACT’ ………….. Includes free webinar – Self-compassion: Building Blocks & Barriers

April - Sept: every second Tuesday: 9.30am-12pm UK Time (BST)/ 6.30pm-9pm Melbourne time (AEST)

Overview

April – Sept: every second Tuesday
Tuesdays 9.30am-12pm UK Time (BST)/ 6.30pm-9pm Melbourne time (AEST)
Online Webinar + recording
Presenter: Dr. Russ Harris

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Every second Tuesday, Russ will run webinars on hot topics in ACT. Just like his live workshops and online courses, these webinars will be choc-a-block full of practical tips, useful strategies, and experiential exercises, to help both you and your clients.

Starting from Tuesday April 28th, these webinars will run from 9.30am to 12pm (UK / BST). Our free webinar on Self-compassion: Building Blocks and Barriers, is on Tuesday June 2nd.

And they will be recorded, so you can access them for up to three weeks after the event.

Note: all webinars assume at least a beginners-level knowledge of ACT.

Topics:

  • Telehealth: How To Do ACT Well Via Video or Audio
  • Brief Interventions in ACT for Trauma
  • ACT For Grief and Loss
  • FREE WEBINAR: Self-compassion: Building Blocks and Barriers
  • ACT With Shame, Guilt and Anger
  • Fusion, Intrusion & Obsession: Using ACT With Intrusive Thoughts, Obsession & Rumination
  • Working With The Body in ACT
  • ACT and Exposure: A Compassionate, Flexible Approach
  • ACT for Relationship Issues
  • ACT for Addiction
  • Measly Motivation: Homework Horrors, Hopelessness, Nihilism & Other Common Barriers To Committed Action

About Your Presenter

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).


#1 Telehealth: How To Do ACT Well Via Video or Audio

Presenters: Russ Harris and Joe Oliver, author of ACTivate Your Life

Learn practical tips and strategies for effective telehealth sessions, including how to:

1. prepare for sessions,
2. keep your clients engaged,
3. keep your sessions focused and productive,
4. adapt, modify and deliver ACT interventions effectively – via video or audio,
5. enhance engagement and maintain motivation between and after sessions.

This event is no longer available for purchase. 

 

#2 Brief Interventions in ACT for Trauma

Presenter: Russ Harris

As the Corona crisis unfolds, there’s an ever-growing need for working with trauma. The emphasis will be
on practical interventions that you can do in 30 minutes or less.  Drawing heavily upon FACT (Focussed
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), you’ll learn how to do safe but effective experiential work, and rapidly
help your clients develop truly practical skills to cope with common symptoms of trauma, including flashbacks,
hyperarousal, hypoarousal and dissociation.

This event is no longer available for purchase. 

 

#3 ACT For Grief and Loss

Presenter: Russ Harris

Learn brief interventions for responding to grief and loss, including grounding, self-compassion, finding
meaning amidst loss, taking a stand, rebuilding your life, and engaging in the midst of suffering.  This
webinar will loosely follow the four steps outlined in Russ’s bestselling self-help book on grief, The Reality Slap.

Includes videos of real client sessions, working with intense grief reactions.

This event is no longer available for purchase. 

 

FREE WEBINAR : Self-compassion – Building Blocks and Barriers

Presenter: Russ Harris

This free webinar, which involve lots of experiential exercises, to actively develop your skills, includes:
– an in-depth look at how self-compassion infuses the whole ACT model, and involves all the core processes
– how to talk about self-compassion without using ‘flowery’, ‘poetic’, ‘new-age’ or ‘hippy’ language, and make it appealing to everyone from adolescents to armed forces
– short, simple self-compassion exercises you and your clients can use any time, any place
– longer, more meditative self-compassion exercises for more intensive interventions
– 15 common barriers to self-compassion, and how to overcome them
– how to break self-compassion down into tiny ‘building blocks’, for clients who find it difficult or threatening

This event is now past. If you missed this webinar, you can still sign up to receive the recording of the event by CLICKING HERE

 

#4 ACT With Shame, Guilt and Anger

Presenter: Russ Harris

Many therapists struggle to apply ACT with difficult emotions such as shame, guilt or anger. Learn how
to ‘deconstruct’ these emotions into smaller elements, which are much easier to work with, and how to
approach them from any point on the hexaflex. Learn how to normalise and validate emotions, help
clients understand their purpose and origin, and rapidly segue into defusion, acceptance and self-compassion.

This event is no longer available for purchase. 

 

#5 Fusion, Intrusion & Obsession: Using ACT With Intrusive Thoughts, Obsession & Rumination

Presenter: Russ Harris

How do we work with the trickiest, stickiest fusion – when clients are obsessing, ruminating or worrying
and find it almost impossible to unhook? How do we work with intrusive thoughts, and disrupt the
vicious cycle of experiential avoidance? Learn simple but powerful defusion, acceptance and exposure
strategies to effectively handle these challenging cognitive processes.

 

This event is no longer available for purchase. 

 

#6 Working With The Body in ACT

Presenter: Russ Harris

Working with the body is a very important part of the ACT model, yet it’s often given a background
seat in training. We’ll look at the many ways we can use body movement, body posture, body
awareness, and the mind-body connection as a central focus of our therapy. (No wonder Peter
Levine, the creator of Somatic Experiencing, acknowledges ACT as a form of somatic therapy.)  You’ll
learn how to bring in all the core ACT processes when working with the body – especially when dealing
with trauma, anxiety and depression.

 

This event is no longer available for purchase. 

 

#7 ACT and Exposure: A Compassionate, Flexible Approach

Presenter: Russ Harris

ACT is an exposure-based model. In this webinar, you’ll learn about ‘new school’ exposure, based on
inhibitory learning theory and how can it be more effective than ‘old school’ exposure, based on the
concept of ‘habituation’. You’ll then learn how to do compassionate, values-guided exposure in flexible
ways, to supercharge ACT with trauma, OCD, anxiety, and many other disorders.

 

This event is now past. If you missed this webinar, you can still sign up to receive the recording of the event by CLICKING HERE

 

#8 ACT for Relationship Issues

Presenter: Russ Harris

This webinar loosely follows the protocol of Russ’s best-selling self-help book, ACT With Love,
and also looks at attachment theory, and how it fits with ACT. Learn simple, practical strategies
for using ACT with common relationship issues – including values conflicts, disconnection,
infidelity, aggression, lack of intimacy, and loneliness.

This event is now past. If you missed this webinar, you can still sign up to receive the recording of the event by CLICKING HERE

 

#9 ACT for Addiction

Presenter: Russ Harris

Learn how to use simple functional analysis tools to rapidly develop an ACT treatment plan for any type
of addictive behaviour; how to overcome resistance and get buy-in; how to titrate ‘creative hopelessness’
to suit the client; how to bring in self-compassion early; how to deconstruct any addictive behaviour into
three core elements that make it a whole lot easier to work with; how to teach ‘urge-surfing’, and how to
create relapse prevention plans.

This event is now past. If you missed this webinar, you can still sign up to receive the recording of the event by CLICKING HERE

 

#10 Measly Motivation: Homework Horrors, Hopelessness, Nihilism & Other Common Barriers

Presenter: Russ Harris

Last but definitely not least in this webinar series, we tackle the huge problem of motivation. How do we
motivate the unmotivated, dissolve resistance, win over mandated or coerced clients, get people actually
doing their homework, help clients defuse from hopelessness or nihilism, and get past all those other
common barriers to committed action? In our final action-packed webinar, you’ll learn a wealth of practical
strategies to deal with all the above.

Tuesday September 1st, 9.30am – 12pm UK time (BST)/ 6.30pm-9pm Melbourne time (AEST)

The webinar will be recorded, so you can access it for up to three weeks after the event.