Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is considered a subtype of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. It is a popular approach for assisting with a number of common concerns. Some examples include: behaviour change such as sustainable weight loss, adjusting to change, trauma, overcoming low mood, loss/ grief and anxiety. Our psychologists are trained and experienced in delivering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), you will also find us listed in the ACT Directory here.

This approach feels rather different to traditional CBT and incorporates elements of mindfulness, values and acceptance.The fundamental principle of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is that the problem rests in our struggle for happiness. Many of the interventions in ACT help train individuals to cultivate acceptance for their current reality (whatever this may be) and in doing this they find more vitality for the important things in life. When we cultivate acceptance often things begin to feel easier, but the irony is that one must stop struggling to push negative thoughts and feelings away for this sense of peace to occur.

ACT with Positive Mind Works

You can expect sessions to be focused on helping you identify what is really important to you and using this information to guide you. Rather than analysing thoughts you will learn techniques which will change the power these thoughts have over you. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) also offers you powerful techniques that will help you to manage overwhelming emotions as they arise.

Our experienced practitioners will offer training with a range of skills and metaphors to help you reduce the struggle you are stuck in and increase your willingness to open and accept your current situation. In doing this you are in a better position to redirect yourself in one/ or a number of areas (relationships, work, personal, spiritual of your life) in order to live a full and meaningful life.

Click here for a short article written by Steven Hayes- the founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Our Practitioners

Nadine Glanville


B.App.Psych. Grad Dip App.Psych. Doctorate in Psychology (Health)

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Anthony Michael Nuttall


B.App Science (Psychology) (Hons.) Assoc. MAPS & EMDRAA

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Lindy Leitner


BSc (Psychology), PGDIP (Psychology), MPsych (Ed & Dev)

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