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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Caregivers – What’s it all about?
May 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Caregivers – What’s it all about?
This workshop is about caring for the caregiver. Participants will be taught tools and techniques towards taking care of themselves so that they, in turn, can mindfully connect with their child/young adult. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) processes and how they can support caregivers of neurodiverse individuals (including autism and other developmental differences) will be discussed.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) seeks to help individuals to manage difficult things in their lives and mindfully connect with things that are most important in a way that is loving and respectful. With an introduction to the concept of ‘mindfulness,’ ACT helps to develop a new mindful relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings. This process helps a person to be more open, and to take action consistent with what they care about.
Teunisje is a Registered Occupational Therapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. When meeting with clients, she utilizes a strengths-based approach to help them create realistic goals and action plans towards better functioning in their daily life. Teunisje also has training and experience with developmental and sensory processing differences; mindfulness; mental health; and motor, cognitive and visual-perceptual skills. She works with her clients to improve their ability to face their challenges.
This workshop will be made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar.
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