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Wednesday, October 12th 2022

ACT for Relationships

Dr. Russ Harris
presented by mission: empowerment!

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a powerful model for building, repairing and enhancing important close relationships. This practical and experiential workshop will teach you how to apply ACT effectively to common relationship problems, including: attachment issues, lack of intimacy, excessive conflict, infidelity and betrayal, hostility and aggression, withdrawal and avoidance, passivity and defensiveness, resentment, blame, sexual problems, and a whole lot more!

While the focus is on couples, the principles, exercises and strategies you’ll learn can easily be applied to any important close relationship.

Note: This is an intermediate-level training, which assumes you already know the basics of ACT.

You will learn:

• The five core pathological processes involved in common relationship issues, and how to effectively target them
• Five simple ways to cultivate acceptance of your partner
• How to work quickly but powerfully with attachment issues
• How to handle painful, complex situations with no easy answers
• How to increase intimacy and openness
• How to help clients handle their anger, reduce aggression, fight fairly, and resolve conflicts
• How to build or rebuild “mindful trust’ (as opposed to “blind trust’)
• How to practice forgiveness
• How to help clients choose whether to stay or leave a relationship
• How to work with insecurity, vulnerability, jealousy
• How to overcome fears of rejection, abandonment, or intimacy
• How to overcome vicious cycles, such as “pursuer vs distancer”
• How to effectively apply ACT with a wide range of common issues, including: sexual problems, infertility, different parenting styles, infidelity and betrayal, hostility and aggressiveness, withdrawal and avoidance, passivity and defensiveness, resentment, and blame
• A simple 4-step formula for applying ACT to any relationship issue

Who Should Attend?

Helping professionals who have already been introduced to the basics of Acceptance of Commitment Therapy.
**If you have not taken training in ACT but would still like to take this course, please email us and we can provide some suggestions of resources to get you caught up**

About the Presenter

Dr. Russ Harris is a best-selling author, medical doctor, psychotherapist, life coach, advisor to the World Health Organisation, and world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

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, and he now works in two different, yet complementary roles: both as a therapist and as a coach.

Russ has authored several ACT textbooks and ACT-based self-help books. His best-known book The Happiness Trap is now the most widely-translated ACT book in the world, with over one million copies sold worldwide and editions in over 30 languages. (To download the opening chapter, click here )

Russ has directly trained over 50,000 psychological health professionals in the ACT model and is known for his practical and fun style of teaching.

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