Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Science Meets Spirituality

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Science Meets Spirituality

Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00
Personal Growth
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A Transformative Workshop with Shamash Alidina

In a world increasingly driven by the dual forces of scientific rigour and spiritual inquiry, how can we navigate life's complexities with ease and authenticity? Join us for a groundbreaking workshop where we'll explore the realms of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the timeless wisdom of spirituality.

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or Acceptance and Commitment Training), is a well-researched approach to help people live a rich and meaningful life. It’s radically different to other forms of training or therapy, because it doesn’t focus on fixing your thoughts or emotions. Instead, it teaches 6 different flexibility skills which lead to a more flourishing life. ACT is designed to work wherever the human mind goes - supporting everyone from those with mental health challenges, dealing with addiction, managing weight, to those seeking success in the workplace or even the Olympics! ACT is well-researched and is often used by the National Health Service in the UK, used by the World Health Organisation with refugees and hundreds of other organisations.

Amazingly, ACT includes the value of a ’transcendent self’. The research has found having a more flexible sense of self is part of what helps people to flourish. This skill is often under appreciated, and this workshop will seek to explore this as well as the other flexibility skills.


What You'll Gain:

Clarity: Learn to harness the power of mindful awareness to identify your values and make aligned choices.

Freedom: Equip yourself with evidence-based ACT strategies to accept what you can't change and commit to what you can.

Wisdom: Dive into Eastern philosophy and even some non-dual teachings to transcend self-imposed limitations.

Connection: Forge meaningful relationships based on shared values and mutual respect.


Who Should Attend?

- Mindfulness enthusiasts curious about the intersection of psychology and spirituality.

- Professionals seeking innovative, holistic approaches for well-being

- Individuals yearning to break free from limiting beliefs and behavioural patterns


ACT Book Included

Shamash hopes to publish his first small book on ACT soon! Assuming it’s out in time, he will give this book out to all participants who attend this workshop to take away with them.


Why This Workshop?

Led by Shamash Alidina, a specialist in mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Training, and passionate about non-duality, this workshop offers a unique blend of science and spirituality to bring transformative change. This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in an enriching atmosphere of kindness, curiosity, and creativity, and to connect with like-minded individuals in your journey towards wholeness.


Join us for an enlightening experience that will redefine how you approach life's challenges and opportunities.


About the speaker, Shamash Aldina

Shamash has been practising mindfulness since 1998 and runs his own successful training organisation.

He is best known as the internationally bestselling author of 10 books including Mindfulness For Dummies and The Mindful Way through Stress. He frequently pops up in newspapers, magazines and on radio shows.

Based in London, he runs online trainings and speaks at conferences all over the world.

He is a keen educator and has trained almost 500 mindfulness teachers in the last 11 years. Prior to that, he spent 10 years teaching mindfulness/meditation as well as science, in schools.

Back in 2013, he pioneered online Mindfulness Teacher Training, launching his program Teach Mindfulness Online. With 10 years of experience in running online courses, he creates new courses based on his latest findings every year.

Shamash has been training practitioners in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training. This cutting-edge approach skilfully combines acceptance, flexible mindfulness, values and committed action to help people live a rich and meaningful life. An approach recommended by the World Health Organization, the UK’s National Health Service and the American Psychological Association.

Shamash co-founded the world's first Museum of Happiness in London which is now run full-time by his friend and co-founder Vicky Johnson.

He is passionate about helping people to change their habits. He has training with the world’s leading researcher and educator in behaviour change, Professor BJ Fogg and trained as a Tiny Habits Certified Coach.

Shamash has two active, online communities with live group coaching. The Daily Mindfulness Club for the general public seeking to deepen their mindfulness practice and the Teach Mindfulness Academy for Mindfulness Teachers seeking to learn and apply new mindful skills and wanting accountability and training to implement authentic marketing to reach more clients.

He has had the honour and privilege of training with the father of ‘Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction’, Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD  through the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts, United States. He has also trained for 3 years at the Centre of Mindfulness at Bangor University in Wales. And he's attended many retreats with his favourite monk, Ajahn Brahm.


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