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Balancing ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training

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ACT training for those working in secondary education, in order to promote wellbeing at an individual, group and whole school level

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This training might change your life, the life of your students, and the life or your school or college. Covid 19 is putting unprecedented pressure on young people, who were experiencing increased mental health struggles. Teachers and school support staff, including school counsellors are on the frontline in trying to support them, and are being asked to do more and more as part of their role. Life is being thrown out of balance.

Throughout the course the focus will be on finding balance in all areas of your life: being/doing, family/work, control/chaos, present/future, threat/soothe, moving towards/away from our values.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic approach that trains psychological flexibility skills and processes; these are the skills which allow people to increase awareness of both their values, and also the internal barriers that show up and get in the way when they attempt to move towards them. This increased awareness allows them to make choices as to what they do next.

This course will provide 8 hours of CPD and attendees are invited to attend all four sessions with their single ticket.

Wednesday April 21st 2021 from 15.30 - 17.30

Wednesday April 28th 2021 from 15.30 - 17.30

Wednesday May 5th 2021 from 15.30 - 17.30

Wednesday May 12th 2021 from 15.30 - 17.30

What you will learn on this course, is first and foremost how to use these skills for yourselves. Only then can you authentically go on to guide your students to explore them alongside you. You will leave the course with a solid understanding and felt sense of the ACT model and its core processes. In addition you will have a set of tools to use in the classroom, both with individuals, and with the whole class.

Sessions will be online, and whilst this brings many challenges when teaching (as you will yourselves know), we will be doing our utmost to ensure that the sessions remain interactive and experiential wherever possible.

Learning Objectives:

On the course you will:

  • Learn to engage in conversations around common mental health difficulties and how to explore these with young people.
  • Develop an understanding of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and it’s core processes (being OPEN to our thoughts and feelings, AWARE and grounded in the present moment, and ACTIVE towards the things that matter most to us)
  • Understand what mindfulness is, and what it isn’t, know the neuroscience and the evidence that supports training these skills in education, and a set of tools you can use for yourself and in your work.
  • Have a greater sense of curiosity and openness towards internal experiences (thoughts and feelings), and will learn to relate more skillfully (and playfully) to them
  • Explore your own values, both at work and at home, and practice having conversations with children about what really matters to them. These can then be used as a compass for guiding behaviour.
  • Learn to use a tool called the ACT Matrix, which will give you a framework that you can take forward into your life and your work, and consolidates all of the above.

InTwoMinds are Louise Hankinson (clinical psychologist) and Rachael Williams(school counsellor), sisters who share a passion for bringing acceptance and mindfulness skills into people’s lives. They are experienced ACT and mindfulness teachers. Please visit our website for more information and biographies: InTwoMinds

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