This 7 week course gives people a chance to learn skills to help them learn to live their lives more effectively. This course uses scientifically-supported techiniques to help you:
- create a rich and meaningful life
- deepen relationships
- develop self-compassion
- be more mindful and present in your daily life
- skillfullly navigate life obstacles
- disarm anxiety and depression
- and get out of your mind and into your life!
When we get caught in struggles with difficult thoughts and feelings, we tend to lose contact with what's important to us. In ACT on Life, you'll learn techniques based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to break the grip of unwanted thoughts and feelings and more fully engage you life. The facilitators of this course do not present themselves as experts imparting their knowledge; rather, they are fellow travelers who use and practice ACT in their own lives. You'll learn how to choose valued directions and skillfully work with obstacles that get in your way. Our goal is to teach you skills that you can use to continue improving your life long after this course has ended.
Time: Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks, 5:30-7:00, starting April 10th and ending on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Cost: $140 total ($20 per class)* to be paid when registration become official.
*Note: No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Please contact us if you need a reduced fee.
About the Facilitators
Jason Luoma, Ph.D.is director of Portland Psychotherapy. After earning his doctorate, Jason spent four years at the University of Nevada, Reno studying ACT with its creator, Dr. Steven Hayes. Jason is an internationally recognized trainer in ACT and author of Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a book popular with professionals for its mixture of sophistication and accessibility.
Paul Guinther, Ph.D. is a psychologist resident at Portland Psychotherapy. Before coming to Portland Psychotherapy, he trained in ACT for four years at the University of New Mexico.