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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy I (In-Person Teaching)

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a values based behavioural therapy with a mindfulness component.

ACT is evidence based and has an ever-growing range of applications, e.g. stress, anxiety, self esteem and confidence. It's a down-to-earth approach of being true to one’s values and to apply them as a basis for goal setting and achieving greater vitality.

The course is open to all.

Learning and teaching

  • The ACT model (The hexaflex)
  • The six core principles of ACT:
    • Self-observation
    • Mindfulness
    • Values
    • Committed action
    • Thought defusion
    • Acceptance
  • Investigating ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ feelings
  • The mind as a ‘story teller’
  • Vitality versus suffering eg switching off the ‘struggle switch’

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

The assessment for this course is through written and practical self-awareness exercises

Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

  • Getting Unstuck in ACT (Russ Harris)
  • ACT made simple (Russ Harris)
  • Learning ACT (Jason B Luoma, et al, 2007)

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.