ACT for a Better Life
A NEW WAY TO APPROACH LIFE’S CHALLENGES
AN EXPERIENTIAL GROUP PRESENTED BY: DR. JOEL ASHBY, PSYD
THURSDAYS, 5-6:15pm for 9 weeks (continuous enrollment)
Family Legacy Counseling
5415 NW 88th St., Johnston, IA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to be placed in the next group.