Caring for the Caregiver: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is five-session workshop designed to help those who care for others to learn how to better care for themselves. Parents and other caregivers of neurodiverse individuals often get caught up in future worries, past regrets, and blaming themselves or others. They may carry out daily tasks in a rote manner without really paying attention to or enjoying what they are doing. This workshop will help you to learn how to enjoy the moment and to treasure children for who they are. You will learn how to notice your thinking and to identify unhelpful and judgmental thoughts.
The workshop series is based on strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is an evidence-based intervention to help alleviate a variety of life challenges. The research to date demonstrates that participants of ACT workshops experience fewer symptoms of depression and stress, as well as improved physical health.
The workshop is co-facilitated by an Ambassador and an Occupational Therapist, both of whom are parents of autistic adults. They provide a safe place where participants can share their stories and learn how to turn some attention back on their own self-care. For more information and upcoming dates, please email email@example.com.