Sneak Peek: 

ACT Immersion 

The first-ever online course taught by Dr. Steven C. Hayes

ACT Immersion is a deep dive into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a process-based therapy. Over 10 modules you’ll learn how to read the six psychological flexibility processes and target them with a wide range of exercises. Through several real-play therapy sessions, clinical tapes and exercises, Dr. Hayes demonstrates first-hand how to skillfully apply ACT with clients.  

Course enrollment will reopen on November 13, 2019. To get an exclusive free sneak peek into the course and be notified once enrollment opens, click the link below. 

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ACT Immersion

Join the waitlist for the first-ever online course taught by Dr. Steven C. Hayes.

ACT Immersion is a deep dive into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a process-based therapy. Over 10 modules you’ll learn how to read the six psychological flexibility processes and target them with a wide range of exercises. Through several real-play therapy sessions, clinical tapes and exercises, Dr. Hayes demonstrates first-hand how to skillfully apply ACT with clients.  

Course enrollment will reopen on November 13, 2019. To get an exclusive free sneak peek into the course and be notified once enrollment opens, click the link below. 

In this free sneak peek you’ll learn:

  • Why physical metaphors are so powerful to explain ACT processes
  • A live demonstration of the “drop the rope” metaphor to introduce acceptance to clients
  • Why willingness is like a switch (and a “wobbly” exercise to demonstrate it) 
  • How to use acceptance with highly avoidant clients
  • The only two modalities you should play with to limit exposure exercises

A personal note about the course from Dr. Hayes: 

I'm really excited to share this course with you.

In 1982, I conducted the first-ever training workshop for the therapy now known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. A dozen people came—for all of two hours.

After a couple of years, we’d done three randomized trials—all successful. 

But it wasn't until 1999 when the first book on ACT appeared, and my next randomized trial came in 2002 – That's 20 (!) years after I began.  

The reason why it took us so long was that we believed it wasn’t enough just to rush out another protocol. In those years we studied the underlying processes of change.  

The research we did allowed us to identify the core processes that make the difference in human lives, but only now is the science strong enough to make it the core of the work. Finally, I think we are ready.  

Once practitioners learn to see, identify and target these processes, two things happen. They can see change in front of them knowing that, if the processes move, then the long-term outcomes are going to be good. And they can let go of stringent rule books and stifling protocols and instead be able to bring their own clinical creativity to the situation.  

This means learning ACT as a process-based therapy also allows therapists to use their previous training and apply it inside of the ACT model without having to choose one school over the other.  

I believe these are the reasons why ACT has become one of the fastest growing therapy forms.  

There are tens of thousands of ACT practitioners worldwide, over 300 randomized controlled trials, over 3,000 studies overall, thousands of conducted trainings, millions of ACT books, and increasing demand among clients for therapists trained in ACT.  

Now for the first time, this ACT Immersion online course enables practitioners to delve into ACT with me from anywhere in the world, and join a passionate and rapidly growing community of ACT therapists.  

After completing this course you will have a clear understanding of the underlying processes of change and the ability to see and identify them. This will allow you to flexibly and creatively apply ACT in your own practice, and use your existing therapy arsenal even more effectively to create lasting impact for your clients.  

I hope you enjoy the free sneak peek, and I hope to welcome you inside the course.  

Peace, love, and life,  

- S  

Steven C. Hayes

A personal note about the course from Dr. Hayes: 

I'm really excited to see this course go out.  

In 1982, I conducted the first-ever training workshop for the therapy now known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. A dozen people came—for all of two hours. 

After a couple of years, we’d done three randomized trials—all successful.

But it wasn't until 1999 when the first book on ACT appeared, and my next randomized trial came in 2002 – That's 20 (!) years after I began.  

The reason why it took us so long was that we believed it wasn’t enough just to rush out another protocol. In those years we studied the underlying processes of change.  

The research we did allowed us to identify the core processes that make the difference in human lives, but only now is the science strong enough to make it the core of the work. Finally, I think we are ready.  

Once practitioners learn to see, identify and target these processes, two things happen. They can see change in front of them knowing that, if the processes move, then the long-term outcomes are going to be good. And they can let go of stringent rule books and stifling protocols and instead be able to bring their own clinical creativity to the situation.  

This means learning ACT as a process-based therapy also allows therapists to use their previous training and apply it inside of the ACT model without having to choose one school over the other.  

I believe these are the reasons why ACT has become one of the fastest growing therapy forms.  

There are tens of thousands of ACT practitioners worldwide, over 300 randomized controlled trials, over 3,000 studies overall, thousands of conducted trainings, millions of ACT books, and increasing demand among clients for therapists trained in ACT.

Now for the first time, this ACT Immersion online course enables practitioners to delve into ACT with me from anywhere in the world, and join a passionate and rapidly growing community of ACT therapists.  

After completing this course you will have a clear understanding of the underlying processes of change and the ability to see and identify them. This will allow you to flexibly and creatively apply ACT in your own practice, and use your existing therapy arsenal even more effectively to create lasting impact for your clients.  

I hope you enjoy the free sneak peek, and I hope to welcome you inside the course.  

Peace, love, and life,  

- S  

Steven C. Hayes