Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshop - November 2022

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshop - November 2022

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From NZ$430

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Tākina Events, Te Papa

55 Cable St

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

A 2-day introductory, experiential ACT workshop for clinicians.

About this event

Growing research about ACT demonstrates its efficacy for a wide range of diagnoses and life problems. It helps people accept their internal experiences while moving towards the life they value.

At this experiential workshop you will establish a foundational understanding of Psychological Flexibility, develop skills for using ACT and learn about Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

Over the two days you will learn how to:

  • help clients hold their painful thoughts and emotions gently; identify and actively move towards their values; and develop awareness of the present moment and their capacity to observe it.
  • develop a therapeutic relationship in which support can be provided compassionately and flexibly.
  • formulate life struggles from an ACT perspective.
  • practice ACT exercises and relate the concepts back to your own life and clinical experiences.
  • meet clients where they are and foster their willingness to change.

This workshop is fully catered with vegetarian food.

Giselle Bahr and Ben Sedley are clinical psychologists and co-founders of ACT Wellington. They have been using ACT in their practices for many years, and have been trained and supervised by many of the world’s leading ACT therapists and researchers. Giselle and Ben have both 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 facilitated ACT groups for parents and adults, and served on the Board of ANZ ACBS. Ben is the author of the book Stuff That Sucks: Accepting what you can’t change and committing to what you can, co-author of Stuff That's Loud: A teen's guide to unspiralling when OCD gets noisy (with Lisa Coyne) and is an ACBS Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer.


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:, 027 567 4496


Can I have a GST Receipt?

If your employer requires a GST receipt from you, please email us and we will send you one.

What's the refund policy?

A refund is available until 30 days before the workshop. This includes all costs except for the eventbrite nonrefundable fee of $32.29.  

A 50% refund is available until 14 days before the workshop.

From 14 days before the workshop, your ticket is non-refundable but fully transferrable.  To transfer your ticket to another attendee 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 travel to the event due to Covid19 restrictions.

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