Fierce, fabulous and female
Every day, women all over the world realize that the hopes they have for themselves are in conflict with the messages that women have been receiving from the world around them: that a woman’s voice is somehow less important, or that being strong, powerful, and outspoken is just not appropriate or attractive for a woman. Thanks to the efforts of many fierce women and men, these messages are finally beginning to change in some contexts.
Still, numerous women are held back from living their full potential by compelling beliefs about their own strength, capabilities, worth, importance, beauty, and competency. Many women also experience a lack of confidence and courage to be who they want to be and to stand up for themselves when needed.
This online course applies acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) processes to help women empower themselves.
Throughout the course, you as a health professional will have the opportunity to work on empowerment through the various processes of psychological flexibility: acceptance, defusion, present moment, self-as-context, values, and committed action. In addition to this, we will work on values-based assertiveness training and practicing compassionate self-care.
You are invited to do experiential work from the inside out, and to practice powerful ACT techniques to empower yourself as a health professional, as well as empowering your clients. Through small group work and a series of experiential exercises, you will build the foundation needed to broaden your skills base and to grow as both a clinician and person.
The focus of this course will be on turning struggle into strength by working on empowerment through skill-building practices rather than dwelling on a history of inequality, suppressing of women, or other female challenges.