Training Own your life - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT for short, offers an approach to building mental resilience and improving your well-being during your student life. You can think of it as a form of yoga for your brain: it helps you deal with challenges more flexibly, become more emotionally balanced and make conscious choices that align with your values.

This training focuses on the question, "How can I live a valuable life despite setbacks?"

You will experience how it is to no longer see painful emotions as unwelcome disruptors of your happiness, but as valuable sources of information (acceptance).

And by exploring what your values are and how you can apply them in daily practice, you work step by step towards a life that fits who you are (commitment).

For whom?

Dutch speaking students who

  1. feel obstructed by negative thoughts or behavioral patterns,
  2. are willing (or want to be willing) to learn to deal with this differently
  3. who want to focus more on what is really important and valuable to them.

The training consists of 7 meetings with 6-8 participants and is guided by UU student psychologists. The program is as follows:

  1. Yoga for your brain (Introduction to ACT).
  2. Your emotions as an ally (Acceptance)
  3. You are not your thoughts (Defusion)
  4. The story you tell yourself (Self-as-context)
  5. What matters to you? (Values)
  6. Putting words into action (Committed action)
  7. Return meeting: how did it go?
Where and When?

The training will take place at the Science Park; the exact location will be announced when enough applications are received.

New dates are yet to be announced.


The costs for the intake are € 25,-.




If you are interested in participating, make an appointment for an intake with the student psychologists. During this conversation, we will explore with you whether the ACT group is what you are looking for, or whether another option might be a better fit.