– Women’s ACT Workshop August 25, 2018
Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws. ~Anaïs Nin
When the misconceptions about dating are stripped away, its secret identity is revealed. Who’d have guessed that dating is actually a potentially profound opportunity for spiritual and psychological development? With this simple shift in focus, dating transforms into a practice of self-discovery, acceptance, and reclamation of power. Plus, it can be super fun. (Sometimes, we settle for fun-ny.) We are free to approach one another with a spirit of curiosity and authenticity. We become open to grace.
This daylong workshop is dedicated to exploring dating as a means for personal transformation. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as its foundation, the workshop interweaves guided contemplation, extemporaneous teachings, written exercises, small group inquiry, impromptu one-on-one coaching, and periodic outbursts of laughter. Join us and you will:
- GET TO KNOW yourself more fully (the whole enchilada!)
- CONSIDER what matters most deeply for you in relationship
- DISCOVER your blocks to joy, freedom and power in dating
When we become more intimately aware of who we are and what we want, then dating becomes an opportunity for authentic expression and self-acceptance. It’s less about fear and more about fun…
What about lunch? Lunch is not included when we gather at Allied Arts. Instead, please bring a sack lunch. Or consider dining at the Blue Garden Cafe (on the grounds of Allied Arts Guild). I’ll reserve a cluster of tables on the enclosed patio. It’s a very sweet experience to dine in small groups together and get to know one another more fully… (Consider it practice for dating?)
Who should attend? Today’s teachings are subjective and experiential in nature. They are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to themselves, as well as to their clients/patients. This workshop uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as its foundation. Click here to see Kelly’s specialty training, including two years of full-time supervised ACT training.
Continuing education? Psychologists, MFT’s, LCSW’s, and RN’s earn 4.5 APA-approved CE credits. There is a $35 administrative fee. Note that partial CE credit cannot be given for partial attendance. See the policies section below (above the registration link).
August 25, 2018
10:00a – 4:00p
Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park CA
4.5 APA CE credits
9:45 am Arrivals & coffee service
10 am Workshop
12 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Workshop
4 pm Departures
Registration (See link below)
Limited to 16 women
Includes coffee service
BYO sack lunch or eat at the cafe
Continuing Education for this Workshop
Learning Objectives – By the end of the workshop series, you will be able to:
- Differentiate ‘self-as-context’ from ‘self-as-content’ using an ACT perspective
- Administer a written exercise aimed at shifting client perspective from ‘self-as-content’ to ‘self-as-context’
- Guide clients through a ‘values’ exploration technique in the therapeutic setting
- Describe the purpose of ‘values exploration’ as a measure of treatment progress from an ACT perspective.
Please Read Our Policies Before Signing Up
To register for this event:
Please confirm that you can attend Saturday August 25, 2018.
Note: When registering, leave the ‘coupon code’ section blank. (It is for work scholars.)