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Skills Group: Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT)

November 21, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 12, 2023

An illustration of a large green head, with a white circle where the brain might be. Inside the white circle is a small seedling that is growing. Text reads Skills Group: Acceptance & Commitment Training

Registration for our November-December Skills Groups is now closed. Our next groups will begin in January 2024. Please look for registration to open mid-December.

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.

The next Acceptance & Commitment Training group runs for six consecutive weeks, beginning Tuesday, October 31 and running through December 5, 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. They are filled by application only. These are not drop-in sessions.

To learn more about Skills Groups, visit our website, by clicking HERE


November 21, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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