Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is designed to help you live a rich, full and meaningful life. The approach is highly evidence-based, with early studies going back 40 years. ACT is particularly well suited for our currently global challenge, as it often states ‘we hurt where we care’. And the hurt many of us are experiencing is because we do care about health, connection and our way of living.
In this talk and workshop, I’ll offer an introduction to ACT, how it was developed, and why increasing psychological flexibility, the main aim of ACT, is arguably the most well-researched measure of resilience and wellbeing in all of psychology. You’ll discover the six core flexibility skills, the evidence-base of ACT and how to develop those six skills to be clearer about your values and take action on them, using mindfulness, compassion, acceptance, and even tuning into your transcendent self, to flourish and stay psychologically flexible in these challenging times.
- Get out of your mind and into your life – Steven Hayes
- The Happiness Trap – Dr Russ Harris
- A Liberated Mind – Steven Hayes
Shamash is one of the UK’s leading professional mindfulness teachers. He is the international bestselling author of Mindfulness For Dummies and The Mindful Way through Stress. He is the co-founder the world’s first Museum of Happiness in London, and more recently, Shamash has been training practitioners in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
This cutting edge approach skilfully combines acceptance, flexible mindfulness, values and commited action to help people live a rich and meaningful life. His work has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows all over the world. You can learn more at www.shamashalidina.com.