I am feeling grateful to the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre (Encircle) for the opportunity to help out the Volunteers at the front line who are entrusted with greeting the Clients. The training was ACT based and focused on helping the Volunteers pursue their values whilst helping a Client who is emotionally flooded, may be aggressive, may be dissociated, etc.
It was great to get good feedback in the end of the 2hr session, but what was even better was to hear people’s awareness of some of the ACT concepts and familiarity with Russ Harris’s’ ‘The Happiness Trap’. Most common requests were for more training and spend more time working on developing these skills experientially. Great to see how keen you guys are!