ACT for Relationships
with  Dr. Russ Harris, MD


October 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2022, 5:40 - 9:00pm ET*


4-part workshop

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 *This workshop is being offered in partnership with ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ACT Mindfully* 

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​​​​​Instructor: Dr. Russ Harris
Location: Online Live Stream Event

Early Bird Cost: $379 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by Sept. 11, 2022
Regular Cost: $419 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after Sept. 11, 2022
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.78 USD (as of May 24, 2022 - check online for current exchange rate) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 18, 2022 at 12 pm ET

* For information about Group Rates and Discounts
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​​Certificates of Attendance / CEU's / CE Information 

Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to participants after the workshop. Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (12), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop's eligibility for CEU's / CE’s. This workshop has been pre-approved for 12 continuing educations hours by the CACCF.

Cancellation Policy

​​An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify Mission: Empowerment of the name of the alternate person. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to instructor illness, extreme weather, under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, any registration payment will be returned in full. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. 

Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

About the Presenter

Dr. Russ Harris is a best-selling author, medical doctor, psychotherapist, life coach, advisor to the World Health Organisation, and world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

Russ’s background is in medicine. As a GP he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of health and wellbeing, and increasingly disenchanted with writing prescriptions. Ultimately this interest led to a total career change, and he now works in two different, yet complementary roles: both as a therapist and as a coach.

Russ has authored several ACT textbooks and ACT-based self-help books.  His best-known book
The Happiness Trap is now the most widely-translated ACT book in the world, with over one million copies sold worldwide and editions in over 30 languages. (To download the opening chapter, click here)

Russ has directly trained over 50,000 psychological health professionals in the ACT model and is known for his practical and fun style of teaching.

Workshop Description

​Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a powerful model for building, repairing and enhancing important close relationships. This practical and experiential workshop will teach you how to apply ACT effectively to common relationship problems, including: attachment issues, lack of intimacy, excessive conflict, infidelity and betrayal, hostility and aggression, withdrawal and avoidance, passivity and defensiveness, resentment, blame, sexual problems, and a whole lot more!

While the focus is on couples, the principles, exercises and strategies you’ll learn can easily be applied to any important close relationship.

Note: This is an intermediate-level training, which assumes you already know the basics of ACT.

You will learn:

  • The five core pathological processes involved in common relationship issues, and how to effectively target them
  • Five simple ways to cultivate acceptance of your partner
  • How to work quickly but powerfully with attachment issues
  • How to handle painful, complex situations with no easy answers
  • How to increase intimacy and openness
  • How to help clients handle their anger, reduce aggression, fight fairly, and resolve conflicts
  • How to build or rebuild “mindful trust’ (as opposed to “blind trust’)
  • How to practice forgiveness
  • How to help clients choose whether to stay or leave a relationship
  • How to work with insecurity, vulnerability, jealousy
  • How to overcome fears of rejection, abandonment, or intimacy
  • How to overcome vicious cycles, such as “pursuer vs distancer”
  • How to effectively apply ACT with a wide range of common issues, including: sexual problems, infertility, different parenting styles, infidelity and betrayal, hostility and aggressiveness, withdrawal and avoidance, passivity and defensiveness, resentment, and blame
  • A simple 4-step formula for applying ACT to any relationship issue

​Who Should Attend?

Helping professionals who have already been introduced to the basics of Acceptance of Commitment Therapy. 
**If you have not taken training in ACT but would still like to take this course, please email us and we can provide some suggestions of resources to get you caught up**

​You will receive:

  • Login details and instructions emailed in advance of the workshop
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of attendance 
  • MP3s of key exercises
  • A variety of useful handouts and worksheets for use with clients
  • A 6-week follow up e-course
  • Access to a recording of the workshop for a limited period of time after the workshop - so if you can’t join live, or need to miss part of the live workshop and want to view it afterwards, we’ve got you covered!