What Participants from earlier meetings ("Drop In Groups") say
“The ACT consultation group led by Chris and Valerie via Skype was my first such online experience. Through their presence, skills and willingness to be vulnerable, Chris and Val modeled and elucidated basic principles of ACT and FAP. What brought me back every week was the sense of connection, openness and acceptance among the group, the basic precursors to good therapy, all emerging in an organic and authentic way. The experience was nothing short of miraculous; I would have never thought it possible in an online setting. A number of us have continued to meet.”
"Chris and Valerie have done a great job of doing experiential peer supervision - I was actually very surprised to transcend the typical formula of problem discussion and to find my own anxiety and values brought in the present moment to the group. They put high emphasis on the quality of contacts between group members, dividing time between getting better in ACT and getting to know other people and myself better."
"The "drop-in" workshops were very precious. They let me truly connect with myself and others. The experience was deep and touching. I higly reccomend them for every human being." -- Joanna (Jojo) Wrześniowska
“For me, connection was the most important thing in attending the Drop-in group. Real connection with other people that are interested in ACT and FAP, with people from the community sharing similar values. Connection that you Valerie and Chris so beautifully created in the group. For me attending the group was stepping outside my comfort zone but it showed me that I can be connected to people, be really close, share experiences and learn ACT/FAP and there are no obstacles to connect. That was my first step that allowed me to think about Skype consultations, Skype meetings, attending learning community, online workshops... and we are still meeting as a group and we are connected with some participants. So I would like to express my deep gratitude for creating that- it was a brilliant idea!”
"I came in the drop in consultation group and what did I found? Acceptance, support, courage and a profound connexion with myself and with the members of the group. For me it was a big “2” (CRB2) to come in. Since I am a French speaking person, I first planned to listen only. Finally Valerie and Chris gave me the courage to take the risk to participate and speak. A real empowering experience for me! Thanks for your beautiful work!" -- Lyne Deschenes