San Francisco Bay Area Chapter ACBS

Upcoming events

    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Merritt Meeting Room, 1721 Broadway, Oakland 94612

    Photo: Christine Caroline Nitter



    February 28, 2019 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM

    Merritt Meeting Room

    1721 Broadway

    Oakland, CA 94612

    (at the 19th St BART Station)


    How often do we find our clients beating themselves up for anything and everything they do, think, and feel?  And how helpful is this really?  In this workshop, Ellis will explore why we tend to beat ourselves up, push ourselves, and speak harshly to ourselves.  He will offer metaphors and techniques for relating to the inner critic as well as self-compassion exercises to teach clients in session and with ourselves.  He will explore how self-compassion fits into the ACT model and why self-compassion works so well with anxiety and depression.

    Ellis Edmunds is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Oakland, CA.  He specializes in using ACT to help Bay Area professionals struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  He is passionate about mindfulness and self-compassion practices and gives workshops on mindfulness for teachers and employees.  He has also created two ACT games: The Mindful Bus and Drop the Rope.  In his free time you can find him playing basketball, Taiko drumming, and enjoying time with his family and friends.


Past events

15 Jan 2019 Exploring ACT Peer Consultation Groups
06 Dec 2018 Fall/Winter Social Gathering
18 Oct 2018 OCD Awareness Week: Treatment Enhancing Options
30 Sep 2018 Summer Social - Inverness *CANCELLED*
16 Aug 2018 Interventional Psychiatry
18 Jul 2018 Psychedelic Medicine and Therapy
18 Jun 2018 Robyn Walser: The Heart of ACT
08 Jun 2018 ACT I Workshop in Sacramento - Praxis CE Training Event
05 May 2018 ACT II with Steve Hayes - Praxis CE Training Event
16 Apr 2018 Applied Mindfulness: Self, Others, and Nature
15 Mar 2018 March Social Gathering
15 Feb 2018 ACT Metaphors Through Exercises Games
23 Jan 2018 ACT Case Consultation
14 Dec 2017 A Brief Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
02 Nov 2017 Pre-Holiday Gathering
06 Oct 2017 OCD Awareness Week Panel
13 Sep 2017 Virtual Reality: The Latest Innovation in Anxiety Treatment
13 Aug 2017 SF Bay Area ACBS Picnic
10 Jul 2017 Living Life From the Feet Up: Creating Well-Being In the Larger Context of Earth, Animal, and Humans
23 May 2017 Compassionate Social Fitness for All - with Lynne Henderson
27 Apr 2017 Chapter Meeting and Skill Building Session
04 Feb 2017 Annual Holiday Gathering
30 Nov 2016 Mindfulness & Acceptance for Gender & Sexual Minorities: A Clinician's Guide --- With Dr Matthew Skinta
06 Oct 2016 The Mindful Bus: ACT in a Dynamic Game Format with Dr Ellis Edmunds
22 Sep 2016 ACT for Parents of Teens with Emotion Dysregulation, presented by Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona
15 Sep 2016 Fall Social at Pause Wine Bar
22 Aug 2016 Drs. Walser and Drescher on "Moral injury a new clinical construct: How ACT can help"
26 Jul 2016 Consultation Group Meet-Up! Want to start or join an ACT Consultation Group?
23 May 2016 Training Psychological Flexibility in Relationships: a one session conflict management intervention using Limbic Regulation, The ACT Matrix, and Heart-Centered Values
23 Apr 2016 Mastering the Clinical Conversation: An Experiential Approach to Cognitive Change
22 Apr 2016 Integrating ERP & ACT for OCD with Dr Marisa Mazza
21 Mar 2016 Suicide Risk in the Bay Area - with author Eli Merritt, M.D. SF BA ACBS Chapter Mtg
22 Feb 2016 SF BA ACT Institute: A Brainstorm! SF BA ACBS Chapter Mtg
27 Jan 2016 Chapter Mtg: Learn to Navigate our New Membership System!
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