ACT for a Valued Life
The Boulder Center for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies is pleased to sponsor
ACT for a Valued Life: A 6 week course in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
When: Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm, starting March 5th, 2013.
Where: 1320 Pearl Street, Suite 320, Boulder, CO
Facilitator: Brooks Witter, MA, LPC
To Register: contact Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Interested in learning about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? Do you have clients who could benefit from increasing their fluency in how to apply principles of mindfulness and acceptance to ease their struggles? This group is designed to help human beings – clients and clinicians alike – learn tangible and easily applied tools to create a rich and fulfilling life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically validated and deeply human approach to psychological suffering that offers users increased flexibility in meeting challenges, and vital clarity on what matters most to them – chosen, core, personal values.
This 6 week group engages participants in learning how to approach their suffering by abandoning efforts to control what cannot be controlled, and replace focus and attention on doing what matters in creating a meaningful, rich life. Through experiential exercises, didactic teachings, meditations, group process and deep inquiry, the group explores the roots of problem formation and how our skills for using language – likely the most powerfully advanced technology for problem solving – ensnare us into deep patterns of dysfunctional behavior that further entrenches us in our suffering. We learn and engage skills that open us up to experience ourselves as more than just our minds – or, more than what our minds tell us we are, at least.
This group is about helping people get in the drivers seat of their lives and learn how to stay the course towards their values in spite of the challenges presented by anxiety, depression, insecurity, doubt, fear, despair and other distressing thoughts and feelings.
ACT for a Valued Life will introduce participants to core concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and train in what is known as psychological flexibility.
Core skills development areas involve learning how to accept what we cannot change, and take effective action towards the values we most want to demonstrate in our life. We will learn this by exploring these skill areas:
Self-Awareness and Self-Compassion
Goal Setting and Follow Through
About the facilitator: Brooks is a licensed professional counselor in professional practice since 2005. Brooks offers individual and group psychotherapy in his private practice and also provides supervision for clinicians seeking licensure as professional counselors in Colorado. He has served in a number of clinical roles at Living Well Transitions, an intensive therapeutic support program in Boulder, Colorado, where he currently serves as the Senior Therapist. Brooks sees much of his work as helping people learn, apply and practice real skills to self-liberate from ineffective habitual patterns and move more intentionally towards their visions of a rich and meaningful life. Brooks also serves as President of the Board of the Colorado Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.