ACT for Everybody - August 2022

ACT for Everybody - August 2022

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From NZ$560

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The Church

21 Hania Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

A 6 week course teaching you how to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for anxiety and depression.

About this event

Life can be hard.

We want to help you manage life when it’s difficult. And we know that for many people ACT has a profound and positive effect on wellbeing.

ACT for Everybody is a 6 week course where you’ll learn how to interact more helpfully with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that you struggle with. You’ll develop your ability to move towards what matters to you even when you’re feeling bad. And you’ll do this with a small group of others.

We believe that discovering ACT in a group provides special opportunities to learn from each other and highlights how all our minds get stuck in struggle at times.

What is ACT?

We think about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a way of helping people live their lives based on their values, and without painful thoughts and feelings getting in the way.

Emotional pain is a normal and unavoidable part of human experience. Often it is the struggle to avoid painful thoughts and feelings that leads to suffering. ACT is literally about taking action: accepting what you can’t change and committing to what you can.

What can I expect?

ACT for Everybody is a supportive, interesting, safe, confidential and fun course. It’s facilitated by two experienced psychologists with between 8 and 14 participants. It runs for 2 hours on Monday afternoons, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. (No course on the 22nd of August.)

Giselle Bahr is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of ACT Wellington. She has been using ACT in her practice for over 13 years, and has been trained and supervised by many of the world’s leading ACT therapists and researchers. Giselle has worked at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, in Private Practice with adults and adolescents, and trained new clinical psychology students at Victoria University of Wellington. Giselle has developed and facilitates a group introducing ACT to Parents.

Tania Stanton works as a clinical psychologist at the Maternal Mental Health Service. She has previously worked in Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Services where she co-developed and facilitated therapy groups for young people and their parents using ACT. She is enthusiastic about the help that ACT can offer to enhance people's lives.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please get in touch if you have any questions about this training. You can call or email us at: or 027567 4496

Are there public transport options?

Buses stop close by on Kent Terrace.

Will this course suit any age?

This course is for adults - people aged 18 years old and older.

What's the refund policy?

A refund is available until 7 days before the workshop. This includes all costs except the eventbrite nonrefundable fee.

From 7 days before the workshop, your ticket is non-refundable but fully transferrable. To transfer your ticket to another person contact us with the new details.

Full refunds will be made if the event cannot proceed due to Covid19 restrictions, or attendees are unable to attend due to Covid19 restrictions.

The course will go ahead once we have 8 participants; fees will be refunded in full if bookings fall short.

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