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Acceptance & Commitment Training Skills Group
September 12, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 10, 2023
Skills Groups are skill development workshops that are facilitated by two Sinneave staff members (one is an autistic self-advocate). In each 90-minute workshop, participants learn a variety of strategies that are foundational to success in various aspects of daily life. They are then given opportunities to practice the strategies with the support of the facilitators and other group members.
Skills Group sessions happen once a week for six consecutive weeks. The next Acceptance & Commitment Training group begins Tuesday, September 5 and runs through October 10, 2023.
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) is an evidence-based approach that uses mindfulness and other strategies and experiences to reduce the impact of difficult/unpleasant thoughts and feelings. The goal of ACT is to help you learn through experience how to strengthen your mind and create psychological flexibility, which includes:
- the ability to be fully present (i.e., aware of what you are thinking and feeling, as well as what is going on around you),
- being willing to accept what you are thinking and feeling, even if it is uncomfortable, unwanted or unpleasant, and still
- direct your behavior to do what matters to you.
Research has proven ACT can be effective with a diverse range of people (including autistic people, teachers, caregivers and support workers) and conditions (including ADHD, trauma, substance abuse and psychosis).
Participants will have the opportunity to learn and share in a safe and supportive environment.
Please note: Skills Groups are closed groups with a limited number of participants to allow for the greatest participation.
To learn more about Skills Groups, visit our website, by clicking HERE.