Hosted by Fiona Sutherland, APD, RYT
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic framework which weaves together cognitive & behavioural approaches with mindfulness & values-oriented work. ACT principles invite us to view our experiences - pleasant, unpleasant & everything in between - from a place of curiosity & equips us with skills we can use to ease painful moments or times. ACT takes the position that human pain is a “normal” part of human existence & that we can develop insight & skilfulness to support us in navigating life’s difficulties & live a life of meaning.
ACT sits alongside Motivational Interviewing (MI) as one of the most powerful therapeutic styles available to Dietitians working with behaviour change & is beautifully aligned with Non Diet Approaches. Along with learning skills to share with our clients, ACT principles offer us as practitioners a new way of “being with” our own experiences as we too navigate the world & our work as human beings.
What can I expect to learn?
The 6 core principles of ACT
Understanding the mind as a storyteller
Developing skills in mindful awareness of thoughts, feelings & experiences
Moving from awareness to acceptance
Integrating “values” work into practice - nourishment, and life