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Introduction to ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) MELBOURNE

  • MC Square 687 Doncaster Rd Doncaster, Vic Australia (map)

Hosted by Fiona Sutherland, APD, RYT

AUD $205

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