Work Sessions 2021

Contact and Registration

Dirk Joubert 084 083 5720 dirk@360smartly.com

Mariki Smith 083 288 4393 mariki.smith@outlook.com

Professor Stephen Walker: Building Resilience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – 25 June 2021, R 750, Bloemcare Conference Hall –COMPLETED

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Date: Friday, 25 June 2021. Time: 09h15 for 09h30-13h00. Cost: R 750. Please use your surname as reference.

Presenter: Professor Stephen Walker; Location: Bloemcare Conference Facility, Bloemfontein.

Work Session Summary

Probably the most important psychological skill an individual can develop is the ability to thrive in the face of adversity. The current state of the world has left many uncertain of the future and their place in the world. Similarly, a great number of us are struggling to define, or perhaps redefine, what is truly important to us, and how to maintain the courage necessary to pursue the actions and relationships that give our lives meaning.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has proven effective at developing resilience in a variety of populations (e.g., Moran, 2011; Muthukmar, Bhatta, Bombard & Gangozo, 2020). In this brief workshop practitioners will be introduced to a highly practical ACT intervention that focuses strongly on perspective taking as a mechanism to help clients get unstruck from emotions and cognitions that hinder them from moving towards what they value in life. More specifically, practitioners will be taught to apply the ACT Matrix (Polk, Schoendorff, Webster & Olaz, 2016), to help clients: (1) gain clarity about what they truly value, (2) defuse from what their minds tell them about the current situation and the future, and (3) recognize and deal with the emotional and cognitive hooks that divert them from the path to living a value-focussed life.

Mindfulness in practice –Six Steps to the Joy of Nowness * A Mindfulness Program, 2nd Quarter 2021 –COMPLETED

Dates: Please see below. Time: Consecutive Fridays 1200-13h00. Cost: R 900. Please use your surname as reference.

Presenter: Mariki Smith (PhD Psychology). Location: Mizpah Lodge, 7b Ray Champion Ave, Bloemfontein.

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A science based 6-week mindfulness course, focused on practising awareness and compassion in our own lives, as well as in our practices. As 2021 may be challenging and uncertain for ourselves and our clients, the practice of mindfulness that leads to focus, groundedness and resilience is imperative.

“Every time we are truly mindful, we nourish the precious intention to care for ourselves and for other people.” – Teasdale, Williams and Segal.

Mindfulness means being aware, in this moment, with non-judgmental acceptance. Aside from learning how being mindful will look like for you, this course will also teach you more about yourself.

07-05-2021 Step 1: From Autopilot to Awareness

14-05-2021 Step 2: Stress and Embodiment

21-05-2021 Step 3: Haunting Thoughts and Feelings

28-05-2021 Step 4: Breathing is Awesome

04-06-2021 Step 5: Being vs Doing

11-06-2021 Step 6: Self- and Other-Compassion

Professor Stephen Walker: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Anxiety – 26 March 2021, R 750, Bloemcare Conference Hall –COMPLETED

Date: 26 March 2021. Time: 09h15 for 09h30-13h00. Cost: R 750. Please use your surname as reference.

Presenter: Professor Stephen Walker; Location: Bloemcare Conference Facility, Bloemfontein.