This action-packed and interactive course provides a solid platform where you can build an understanding of the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and their common target: flexible, value consistent living. You will be able to access a whole array of powerful resources during the course for immediate use with your clients .

Dates:  10th and 11th November 2021

Time: 9am to 5pm each day (14 hours CPD)


ONLINE Early Bird: S$602.80 + GST = S$645.00 (until 3rd Oct!)

ONLINE Standard: S$696.26 + GST = S$745.00

Focus of the course:

  1. Review of evidence
  2. Undermining cognitive fusion
  3. Getting into contact with the present moment/mindfulness
  4. Distinguishing the conceptualized self from self as context
  5. Values Contact and clarify the values that give your life meaning
  6. Building patterns of committed actions
  7. Bringing it all together and conclusions

See below for more details.



This advanced-level course is intensely practical, with a strong emphasis on skills-development. You’ll discover a treasure-trove of simple but powerful tools, techniques and processes that you can immediately start using to enhance your work with the goal of OPTIMISING PERFORMANCE, and helping your clients rapidly achieve excellence.

Dates:  12th November 2021

Time: 9am to 5pm (7 hours CPD)


ONLINE Early Bird: S$303.74 + GST = S$325.00 (until 3rd Oct!)

ONLINE Standard: S$350.47 + GST = S$375.00

Focus of the course:

From fixed to flexible self:

The role of the self in the development of well-being and excellence

  1. Letting go of yourself to achieve your best self
  2. Achieving excellence 
  3. Self-compassion

This is an advanced DNA-V workshop focused on the self.  It is not necessary for you to have taken a introductory DNA-V workshop, but it would be helpful. 

            Our sense of self is often hidden from view, unconsciously guiding how we use our skills and limiting our potential for change and growth. In this workshop, we will focus on helping ourselves and our clients to contact a deep, flexible sense of self that is not limited by self-criticism or self-categories. We will show you the limits and dangers of trying to build a positive self-concept, and the most effective way to use positive self-talk with a client. We will also explore why it is that clients often fear self-compassion, and how you can help clients confront this fear and learn to motivate themselves in a new way.

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to help people to expand - from a fixed self-concept that has become too small-- into something bigger and better.

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Detailed Content:

Process 1: review of evidence

  • The six core processes of ACT and their common target: flexible, value consistent living
  • Process one: acceptance versus experiential avoidance
  • Identifying the pervasiveness of emotion control.
  • Learning to see experiential willingness as an alternative to experiential control.
  • Making contact with willingness as a choice, not a desire.
  • Understanding willingness as a process, not an outcome. 

Process 2: undermining cognitive fusion

  • Seeing thoughts for what they are – thoughts-- so that those thoughts don't have to dominate the person's life.
  • Help people attend to thinking and experiencing as an ongoing behaviour process, and help them move away from the literal meaning of thoughts.

Process 3: getting into contact with the present moment/mindfulness

  • Help people discover that life is happening right now, and to return to now from the conceptualized past or future.
  • Making contact with the life that is happening now, whether it involves sorrow or happiness.
  • Help people to notice what is happening in relationships in the moment

Process 4: distinguishing the conceptualized self from self as context

  • Making contact with a sense of self that is continuous, safe, and consistent, and from which people can observe and accept all changing experiences.
  • Differentiate this consistent sense of self as the context, arena, or location in which all experience happens, from the content of experience (e.g., Emotions, thoughts, sensations, memories).

Process 5: values

  • Contact and clarify the values that give your life meaning
  • Link behaviour change to chosen values, while making room for automatic reactions and experiences

Process 6: building patterns of committed actions

  • Develop behaviour change in the service of chosen values, while making room for automatic reactions and experiences.
  • Take responsibility for patterns of action, building them into larger and larger units to support effective value-based living. 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Joseph Ciarrochi is a research Professor at the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University. He is a dynamic and entertaining trainer, a pioneering ACT researcher, and the acclaimed best-selling co-author of “A CBT Practitioner’s Guide to ACT: How to bridge the gap between Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and CommitmentTherapy.”, “The Weight Escape”, “Get out of Your Mind and Into your Life Teens”, and “The Thriving Adolescent". He is a talented and inspiring trainer, whose excellent sense of humour ensures that his workshops are not only practical, but also a lot of fun. He is delighted to present again to clinicians in Singapore after a successful workshops in 2019 and 2020.

Joseph has researched a wide variety of populations, including adolescents, people diagnosed with cancer, professional sports teams, and organizations. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles & his papers on emotional intelligence are amongst the most cited in the world.

We are delighted that Joseph is returning for the fourth time to training more Singaporean clinicians in this pioneering therapy.