Dr Dan Seal was invited to give a pre-conference workshop on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to the CBT Alliance of Thailand on the 25th October 2023. The participants were psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and counsellors who have received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
To provide an experiential and time-condensed introduction to ACT a modified version of the ReFlex Program was presented in a single day.
The workshop encouraged the participants to interact with each other and discuss how they might apply the concepts to themselves and others.
Part 1: Finding the path to a happier life
9:00 Introducing Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
9:30 How to be happy
10:30 15 minute break
10.45 What’s difficult & how we get trapped
Part 2: Skills to help us stay on the path to a happier life
13:00 How to Zoom out, choose & zoom in
13:15 Attention training
14:00 Building habits with the 7Rs
14:30 15 minute break
14:45 Allowing emotions
15:15 Unhooking from thoughts
15:45 Summary and further questions