ACT for a Better Life


A NEW WAY TO APPROACH LIFE’S CHALLENGES

AN EXPERIENTIAL GROUP PRESENTED BY: DR. JOEL ASHBY, PSYD

WHEN

THURSDAYS, 5-6:15pm for 9 weeks (continuous enrollment)

WHERE

Family Legacy Counseling 5415 NW 88th St., Johnston, IA

COST

Insurance accepted. Cost is $40/meeting.  $10 fee for materials packet.

WHAT IS ACT?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioral therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, sad moods, worrying mind, self defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life.

WHAT WILL WE LEARN TOGETHER?

Act for a Better Life is an experiential/education group that focuses on living out 6 principals. They are: present focused living, acceptance of feelings, distance from thoughts, values clarification,committed action, and seeing the self from a bigger perspective/context. These are taught through short experiential exercises, illustrations, videos, and some homework to complete each week.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

  • Confidential, interactive seminar style of group, comprised of short educational components, group discussions, & lots of experiential exercises
  • Home practice of life skills and brief assigned readings between meetings
  • Attendance at all 8 meetings is highly recommended

CONTACT:  Dr. Joel Ashby  515-727-1338 or joel@familylegacycounseling.com with any questions or to be placed in the next group.