One of the great things about ACT is the community's commitment to disseminating their ideas without nickel-and-diming people who want to learn. To that end, the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science has a fantastic range of resources for those wishing to learn & practice ACT. You do have to be a member of the association to access the materials, but they have an honour system for membership and you can join for as little as $1 in order to 'test the waters'. The materials range from helpful metaphors, worksheets, protocols, measures, and treatment manuals. There is a thriving community and you are welcome to submit your own materials.
Animation: Demons on the Boat metaphor - which outlines how an alternative, more accepting stance towards difficult thoughts, emotions or sensations can facilitate action towards values View at YouTube.com
Animation: Unwelcome Party Guest metaphor - similar to the Demons on the Boat metaphor, but highlights the cost (in terms of lack valued action) of avoidance of negative or unwanted emotions View at YouTube.com
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