This programme is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We drew on a number of existing resources, metaphors, and exercises to create ACTion in Caregiving and would like to specifically acknowledge the following works which were critical to the development of this programme:
ACT Made Simple: Second Edition (Harris, 2019); The Happiness Trap (Harris, 2008); The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years (Coyne & Murrell, 2009); Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance (McCurry, 2009); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide for Supporting Parents (Whittingham & Coyne, 2019); Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes, 2005); and The Big Book of Act Metaphors: A Practitioner’s Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Stoddard & Afari, 2014).
Group Progamme Manuals
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Family Caregivers of People with Developmental Disabilities: Training Manual (Fung et al., 2021); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents (Whittingham et al., n.d.); and ACT for Parents of Anxious Children Manual (Coyne & Moore, 2021).
In addition we would like to thank Ashra Sherwood for allowing us to use her Breathing Space and Body Scan exercises.