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Living Life to the Fullest (ACT Group)

Living Life to the Fullest Group

Current Living Life to the Fullest Group Participants:

Access the Program Materials HERE


Prior to calling to register, please ensure that you…

READ…

First, please download and read the pre-reading below.

*Pre-Reading for Living Life to the Fullest.

Optional: Download this Article by Russ Harris to get an overview of ACT.

CHECK YOUR CALENDAR…

This group is a 8-week commitment with each session building on the next. Although it is hoped that you can attend all 8 sessions, we do understand you might not be able to attend them all. For your benefit, we recommend not missing out on more than 2 sessions, preferably not 2 in a row.

SET TIME ASIDE BETWEEN SESSIONS…

This group is about building new skills. Skills involve practice. In order to get the most effectiveness out of the program, it is hoped that you will be able to practice the skills between sessions. Exercises to practice will be recommended at the end of each session. When learning something new, the more you practice the more skillful you will become. Plan to set aside anywhere from 5 – 60 minutes per week (depending on content). The exercises can best be summed up as Practices For Abundant Living.

If you have read the pre-reading, you understand this is a 8 week commitment, you will give it your best effort not to miss more than 2 sessions and you can commit to practicing the recommended exercises for 5 – 60 minutes a week, see our upcoming Living Life to the Fullest groups and information on how to register below.

ZOOM Troubleshooting Tip Sheet

  • Download our Zoom Troubleshooting Tip Sheet.
    We recommend to review this in advance of the start date of the group to ensure you have downloaded the most recent version of Zoom and can familiarize yourself with the platform. 

AUDIO AND VIDEO FILES for current program participants

MODULE 1: INTRO

AUDIO:

  • Mindfulness Of The Breath (voice of James McQueen) from: Gordon, T. & Borushok, J. (2017). The ACT Approach. Eau Claire, WI. PESI Publishing and Media.

To download a copy of the Mindfulness Of The Breath (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

  • Call Attention to the Now (voice of James McQueen) adapted from Steve C. Hayes.

To download a copy of the Call Attention to the Now (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

VIDEOS:


MODULE 2: VALUES

AUDIO:

  • Mindfulness Plus Relational Values (voice of James McQueen) from: ACT for Depression and Anxiety Group – Cornell University Counseling and Psychological Services. Accessed from ACBS.

To download a copy of the Mindfulness Plus Relational Values (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

  • Pick A Guide (voice of Joan Graham) adapted from Hayes, S.C. (2019) ACT Immersion.

To download a copy of Pick a Guide (voice of Joan Graham) audio to a dekstop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

VIDEO:


MODULE 3: BE PRESENT

AUDIO:

  • Mindful Walking (voice of James McQueen) from Gordon, T. & Borushok, J. (2017). The ACT Approach. Eau Claire, WI. PESI Publishing and Media.

To download a copy of the Mindful Walking (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

  • Mindful Eating (voice of James McQueen) Adapted from: Teasdale, J., Williams, M. and Segal, Z (2014). The Mindful Way Workbook. New York: The Guildford Press.

For this exercise you will need a raisin, a comfortable setting where
you will not be disturbed and good lighting.

To download a copy of the Mindful Eating (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

  • Body Scan (voice of Joan Graham) adapted from: Gordon, T. & Borushok, J. (2017). The ACT Approach. Eau Claire, WI. PESI Publishing and Media.

To download a copy of the Body Scan (voice of Joan Graham) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

VIDEOS:


MODULE 4: UNHOOKING

AUDIO:

  • Leaves on a Stream (voice of James McQueen) from Harris, Russell (2009). ACT Made Simple: A Quick Start Guide to ACT Basics and Beyond. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

To download a copy of the Leaves on a Stream (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

  • Watch Your Thinking (voice of James McQueen) from Wilson, Russell (2009). ACT Made Simple: A Quick Start Guide to ACT Basics and Beyond. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

     

    To download a copy of the Watch Your Thinking (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

VIDEO:


MODULE 5: WILLINGNESS

AUDIO:

  • Acceptance of Emotions (voice of James McQueen) from Harris, Russell (2009). ACT Made Simple: A Quick Start Guide to ACT Basics and Beyond. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger

To download a copy of the Acceptance of Emotions (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

VIDEO:


MODULE 6: PERSPECTIVE TAKING

AUDIO:

  • Continuous You (voice of James McQueen) from Harris, R. (2009). ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

To download a copy of the Continuous You (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

  • Perspective Taking (voice of Joan Grahamadapted from Hayes, S.C. (2019) ACT Immersion.

To download a copy of the Perspective Taking (voice of Joan Graham) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

VIDEO:


MODULE 7: COMMITTED ACTION

AUDIO:

  • Creating A Success Story (voice of James McQueen) from Forsyth, J.P. & Eifert, G.H. (2016). The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety. 2nd Ed. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

To download a copy of the Creating A Success Story(voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.


MODULE 8: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE

***Please ensure both forms are completed***

  1. AAQ-II
  2. Valuing Questionnaire

AUDIO:

  • Six Processes (voice of James McQueen) from Forsyth, J.P. & Eifert, G.H. (2016). The Mindfulness and Aceptance Workbook for Anxiety. 2nd Ed. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

To download a copy of the Six Processes (voice of James McQueen) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here, choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

  • Hexaflex Mindfulness Exercise (voice of Amanda Oosterveer) from Russell (2009). ACT Made Simple: A Quick Start Guide to ACT Basics and Beyond. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

To download a copy of the Hexaflex Mindfulness Exercise (voice of Amanda Oosterveer) audio to a desktop computer, RIGHT CLICK here choose SAVE LINK AS and then save the file to your computer.

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