Cultivating Vitality through Acceptance and Commitment Training: Part 1

Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH

Presenter(s):  Emily Thomas PhD, LP, HSP. Clinical Assistant Professor 

Description: This is a three-part series - Using empirically supported strategies, Dr. Thomas will make relevant skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Iowa educators.  

The three trainings will focus on three core skills:  

1) Acting on one’s personally chosen values—identifying what matters and pursuing these values via consistent action. 

2) Developing awareness of one’s internal and external world—noticing one’s thoughts and emotions, as well as the consequences of one’s behavioral choices.  

3) Accepting one’s thoughts, emotions, and circumstances—embracing the difficult experiences that make us uniquely human in service of being able to pursue what matters. 

Learning Goals: 1) Describe psychological flexibility; 2) Identify three personally chosen values; 3) Establish one goal for action between Part 1 and Part 2; 4) Implement a practice of noticing internal experiences, such as thoughts, emotions, or physical sensations. 

*By registering for this event, you agree to be photographed or filmed for promotional purposes.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email, and we will work with you to make any accommodations. 

Thursday, October 12, 2023 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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