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En esta formación:

  • Comprender fundamentos clave de la Terapia de Aceptación y Compromiso (ACT) (el síndrome de evitación experiencial; el viraje del yo-texto al yo-contexto; la flexibilidad psicológica y el compromiso con valores...).

  • Aplicar habilidades de flexibilidad psicológica a tu vida cotidiana.

  • Incorporar técnicas efectivas para el cambio hacia una mentalidad más flexible y comprometida con tus valores.

Características del curso:

  • Totalmente virtual, asincrónico (a tu ritmo) con acceso a la plataforma full-time (24 x 7).

  • Modalidad intensiva (8 clases), teórico-práctica, con ejercicios para realizar durante la semana.

  • 8 horas (aprox.) de videos (clases explicativas).

  • Audios de clases y ejercicios guiados para descargar.

  • Fichas formativas (PDF) para descargar.

  • Material de lectura especializado para descargar.

  • Encuentros sincrónicos opcionales (por Zoom).

  • Posibilidad de optar por entrega de certificado al finalizar el curso (opcional); requiere de presentación de un trabajo final integrador.

  • No se requieren conocimientos previos


  • Lic. Marcelo Aguirre


"You can live a valuable life from this very moment but, for this, you will have to learn how to get out of your mind and into your life».  

~ Steven Hayes







ACT invites us to achieve a fuller life, from the cultivation ofattentive presencemindfulness- and thecommitment to our values

For this, it teaches us to get out of the two most common traps of the mind: on the one hand, the tyranny ofego, that inner voice that demands more and more of us: 'I have to…' 'Should I do… or should I not…' 'It can't be, I must get…!',that takes us to the limit of stress, and makes us identify with the Doing, forgetting our Being; and on the other hand, the compulsive, automatic tendency to'avoid'evade and disconnect from the experience when we perceive something painful or unpleasant in it, and in this way life passes, and we go through life without fully savoring it, which reinforces the tendency to fall under the tyranny of the ego, seeking goals and objectives —plan of Doing—, although this often implies forgetting ourvalues —plane of Being—. (A life full of goals achieved can be a life devoid of meaning).

ACT teaches us to get out of our mind to enter our life. Applying Mindfulness exercises and the use of metaphors, it teaches us to relate in a healthier way with our mental content and with experience in general. It teaches us to cultivate a way of being-being in the world, with less demand, with greater acceptance, openness to experience —even when this implies a share of pain or displeasure. ACT thus opens up the possibility for us to stop compulsively fleeing from the less pleasant dimension of experience, to embrace our full life as it is, a life full of meaning based on commitment to our values.

VI.  Objectives

  • Achieve a systematic and well-founded understanding of the main pillars of ACT: the experiential avoidance syndrome; the shift from I-text to I-context; psychological flexibility and commitment to values.   

  • Apply, in a first experiential approximation, the cultivation of the skills that make up psychological flexibility; the clarification of one's own values; and the design of committed actions. 

  • Incorporate the appropriate use of effective techniques to manage healthy changes in the field of human development, with oneself and with third parties.


VII.  Contents

Module 1. Starting the journey

What is ACT? Where does it come from. What do you propose? His conceptualization of human behavior and suffering. psychological rigidity. Fusion with cognitions and the experiential avoidance syndrome. The three flexible response styles. Presentation of the six processes that make up psychological flexibility: The Hexaflex. Therapeutic metaphors: Quicksand; The train of the mind; The grass in height.


Module 2. Awakening the observer

[Of fusion] The contextual approach to ACT. Contribution of Mindfulness. The problem with problem solving: Getting bogged down in cognitions. Rumination and cognitive fusion. First turn: from cognitive fusion to defusion. Metaphors and exercises to cultivate defusion: The hands as thoughts and emotions; Mindfulness: The Stream of Thoughts; Word repetition.


Module 3. taking perspective

[i-context] If I am not my thoughts, who am I? Second turn: from the conceptual I to the observing I. Flexibility and self esteem. Openness and perspective. A transcendent and interconnected Self. Chessboard metaphor. Exercises to cultivate the I-context: Rewrite personal history; Question the self-conceptualized; Remember that "I am not the content of my mind."


Module 4. Going deeper into the opening

[Acceptance] Clean pain vs. dirty pain. Experiences of abuse and post-traumatic stress. Control is the problem, not the solution. Need to change strategy: Creative hopelessness. Third turn: from avoidance to acceptance. What is and what is not acceptance . Metaphors to cultivate acceptance: The person in the hole; The garden and the weeds; The unwanted guest. koan zen.

Module 5. Living in the here-now

[Presence] What is Mindfulness and what is its value from an ACT perspective. The cost of inflexible care. Fourth turn: from the past/future to the present. The three dimensions of flexible care. Its two modalities: focused and extended attention. Basic Mindfulness exercises to cultivate flexible attention: Focused attention; alternate care; Extended care.


Module6. Identifying what really matters

[Values]What are values. Focus on goals or values? Two children traveling. Fifth turn: from mere compliance to choice based on values. Clarifying my values. VLQ ~ Kelly Wilson Values Quiz. Metaphors and exercises to clarify values: Notes on my values; Attending my own funeral (epitaph); My superheroes (people I admire).


Module 7. Approaching my values

[Action] The archetypal journey of the hero/heroine. Sixth turn: from pursuing external achievements to action committed to values. Steps to address perfectionism and procrastination. Formal and informal design of actions in ACT. Choice of actions according to the SMART criteria Opt for gradual or drastic changes? Auxiliary schemes: (1) The Decision Point; (2) The Matrix. Examples of application and exercises.


Module 8. Psychological flexibility in action

Paradoxically, we want to change but we resist. Invitation to live a meaningful life. Some of the ACT tools. Putting together my favorite toolbox. What commitment means in ACT: The story of the spider in the cave. ACT at the service of a life full of meaning. Examples of applications to various human problems: diet and physical exercise; stress, anxiety and depression.


Module 9.Integration

Consignmentas to prepare the final integrating work.​

VIII.  Bibliography

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  • Aguirre, Marcelo (2019). Art. 'Thought or fact? ~ The conditioned mind'

  • Baer, Ruth A. (2014).Mindfulness for happiness 

  • Fisher, Robert (1992). The knight in the rusty armor

  • Frankl, Victor (2005).Man's Search for Meaning

  • Hayes, Steven (2020).A freed mind. The Essential Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Hayes, Steven et al. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy. Process and practice of conscious change (Mindfulness)

  • Hayes, Steven C. & Smith, Spencer (2013).Get out of your mind, get into your life. The new Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Hayes, Steven C. & Strosahl, Kirk & Willson, Kelly (2011).Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

  • Hayes, Steven (2005). Get out of your mind, get into your life. The new Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Harris, Russ (2019).ACT Made Simple. An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Harris, Russ (2007).The happiness trap. stop suffering, start living

  • Johnson, Joy (2020). The Self-Compassion Workbook

  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2005).The practice of mindfulness

  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2012).mindfulness for beginners

  • Wilson, KG and Luciano, C. (2002),Acceptance and commitment therapy. A

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  • Neff, Kristin (2016).be kind to yourself

  • O'Connell, Manuela (2018).A valuable life. The processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

  • Perez Gonzalez, Rosalia (2017).embrace your emotions

  • Rodríguez-Morejón, Alberto (2019).Manual of psychotherapies (Chap. 'Acceptance and Commitment Therapy')

  • Silberstein-Tirch, Laura R. (2019).How to be nice to yourself

  • Steel, Piers (2012).procrastination Why do we leave for tomorrow what we can do today?

  • Stoddard, Jill A. & Afari, Niloofar (2014). The Big Book of ACT Metaphors. A Practitioner's Guide to Experiential Exercises & Metaphors in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Vargas Salinas, Angélica N. & Coria Libenson, Karina (2017).Posttraumatic stress. Treatment based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Wilson, Kelly G. & Luciano Soriano, Carmen (2007). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A behavioral treatment oriented to values 

  • Willson, Kelly G. (2013). The ACT Matrix. A New Approach to Building Psychological Flexibility Across Settings & Populations

« Committing to our values means that change always starts here and now. »
  ~ Steven Hayes
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