Navigating the Path to Fulfillment: Embrace Psychological Flexibility with ACT for Beginners

Drawing from his acclaimed course "ACT for Beginners," Shamash will lead you through the six flexibility skills of the ACT process, using the acronym ACTION.

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I’ve spent much of my adult life searching for an approach to well-being that can help both my clients and myself flourish. Something that combines the rigor of science with meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality.

After years of exploring everything from transcendental meditation to positive psychology, MBSR to behavior change and neuroscience, there’s one approach I fell in love with – ACT. ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Acceptance and Commitment Training.

As I’ve seen ACT develop and flourish, I’ve also witnessed its embrace by the World Health Organization and the UK’s National Health Service. With decades of thorough scientific research, ACT carves space for deep, spiritual insights and the values of a transcendent sense of self. This aspect of ACT isn’t about sounding good or feeling spiritual; it’s about leading to greater meaning and improved mental health.

ACT is a flexible, innovative mindful approach, helping you connect deeply with the present moment while illuminating your life’s core values and supporting their daily integration.

The power of ACT lies in its ability to flexibly guide you to accept your thoughts and feelings without judgment, guilt, or resistance. Recognized as a robust therapeutic and training model, ACT cultivates acceptance,…