"I love this app! Simple, clean, and clients can get to where they need to go really quickly."Dr Louise Hayes, clinical psychologist at Orygen Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne
"I believe we have created the ultimate ACT app. An invaluable tool for any coach or clinician working with ACT – as well as for all their clients."Dr Russ Harris, internationally acclaimed ACT trainer & bestselling author
"The mindfulness exercises are short and skillful. The whole app is carefully thought through and easy to use. I have loads of apps, but this is one of the few that I’m drawn back to."Margo Campbell, mindfulness trainer at University Hospital Birmingham
"This app is a great tool for clinicians and clients. ACT Companion is a valuable resource that lets you take ACT outside of the therapy room and into your pocket."Nesh Nikolic, clinical psychologist & ACT trainer
"This app is a great supplementary tool for reinforcing the work I am doing. So far everyone has loved it. Thank you!"Evelyn Gould, behaviour analyst & clinical trainer at the Institute for Behavioral Training
Develop and practice the skills you need to be present, open up and do what matters with dozens of simple, yet powerful, interactive ACT exercises and tools based on the best-selling ACT self-help book The Happiness Trap.
Simple defusion and acceptance techniques, easy values-clarification and goal-setting tools, powerful ‘observing self’ and self-compassion exercises, and handy, easy-to-use tools like the Choice Point: you’ll find it all here, in ACT Companion: The Happiness Trap App.
If you’re working with an ACT coach, clinician, or self-help book, then ACT Companion will help you put what you’ve learned into practice meaningfully.
A rich variety of mindfulness recordings to choose from, designed to suit everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.
Develop essential mindfulness skills with 14 unique exercises – from under five-minutes to over half-an-hour, perfect for even the busiest of days – including recordings from Dr Russ Harris’ Mindfulness Skills series.
Get started with traditional mindfulness exercises, like mindfulness of the breath and body-scan meditations. Then practice mindfully observing thoughts and emotions, as well as ‘active’ mindfulness exercises, like mindful eating and mindful walking.
Practice silent meditation on your own when you’re ready, with the handy timer and meditation bells.
Use the ACTometer to apply your ACT skills to real-life situations and get immediate feedback on how well you did with a ‘flexibility score’.
Your flexibility score measures your performance and keeps you focused on the goal of ACT – living well in the face of life’s challenges, not just feeling better. The more present, open, and connected with your values you are – and the bigger the challenge you face – the higher your score will be.
Get better at applying what you’ve learned the more you practice, and notice the positive difference it makes to the things you care about most in life.
Living mindfully isn’t about how many hours of mindfulness meditation you chalk up each week, but about connecting openly with the present moment, and what really matters to you, as you go about your life, every day.
Mindful Moments uses notifications on your mobile device – or even your smart watch – to prompt you to pay attention to the here-and-now, open up to your experiences, and re-connect with your values, throughout the day.
So make mindfulness a habit – don’t just practice it, live it.
A crisis can come in many different shapes and sizes – the loss of your job, the death of someone you love, damage to your reputation.
The Crisis Tool is designed to help you regather yourself when you’ve been hit by a crisis, so that you can respond meaningfully and with a sense of purpose, and move towards your values.
For the times when being present, opening up, and doing what matters is the hardest, but most important, thing to do.
Stats show you how much you’ve done and how far you’ve come, and help you stay motivated to keep up your practice.
The Weekly Check-In serves as a reminder to apply your skills in your life, and encourages you to reflect on what you’ve done well and what you can improve on in the week ahead.
Share your ACT Companion entries with your ACT coach or clinician if you choose to, so you can work through any difficulties together and get feedback on what you’ve done.
And set reminders, so you never forget to practice.
Dr Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, executive coach, world-renowned ACT trainer, and best-selling author of The Happiness Trap, ACT Made Simple, and numerous other ACT titles. For more information, please visit www.actmindfully.com.au
Anthony Berrick is a registered psychologist, ACT clinician, and member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). He helps clients with anxiety-related difficulties at his private practice in Sydney. For more information, please visit www.anthonyberrick.com.au
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