Learn Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) inside an online global community.
What is the ACT Practitioners’ Community?
The ACT Practitioners Community brings together therapists, coaches, psychologists, and counsellors to practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, share ideas and learn as much as possible to become highly skilled in the ACT approach.
Having taken your first steps toward learning ACT, I expect you’re excited to see how you can use this model effectively with your clients.
It’s also a frightening prospect as you move forward, knowing there is much to learn. We support you as you deepen your knowledge and understanding of the ACT model.
Together we’ll discover how to use it more often and effectively, finding the flexibility to do what works, so you can keep your work fresh and exciting.
Why I started this group
My name is Jim Lucas, and I live and work in Birmingham, UK. I am an ACBS peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Trainer, and I have trained 1000s of practitioners in the theory, application and personal practice of ACT.
I started this group in 2021 to develop our knowledge and skills together. We experiment, discuss theory, and embody personal practice inside our community. As well as talking about ACT, we aim to live it consciously through our communications and experiential work.
Building a warm and brave community
The ACT Practitioners Community begins with three essential values: Kindness, Appreciation & Curiosity.
People learn better when interacting, but it can be scary when you don’t know people and worry about looking silly. Many people stay quiet when they feel uncertain, so we focus on being kind above all else. You feel closer and more connected when you trust that others won’t embarrass or shame you. It makes it easier to step outside your comfort zone, take risks and open yourself to new learning.
People respond well to appreciation too. For example, if you receive appreciation from others in the group after doing a role-play, you’ll feel encouraged to do it again. As behaviourists, we seek to embody the principles of reinforcement with warm hearts to learn ACT from the inside out.
When you don’t understand something, you can unintentionally fall into judgement. You don’t choose it, but it happens, and you feel bad for it later. Curiosity is a powerful antidote that opens your mind to new perspectives.
Contextual behavioural science is vibrant and progressive. I love it because it holds truth lightly, seeking improvement and following the data for what works. By being curious, you expand your mind, improve relationships and support the development of behavioural science.
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