ACTion Canada

Are you struggling to bring ACT into your practice? ACTion Canada gives therapists the “next step” skills to help their clients live resilient, meaningful lives.

ACTion Canada

Two passionate, Canadian, ACBS Peer Reviewed ACT Trainers come together to offer ongoing support for you, the clinician.

We often facilitate workshops and then hear “I don’t know what to do next?” and “I’ve read a few books and done some training but I don’t know what ACT looks like in session,” and “I am doing a bad job of impersonating other ACT clinicians, how do I make it my own?”

ACT can seem quite simple at times, yet putting this non-linear therapy into practice does take some effort, time, and practice, not to mention, ongoing learning. We have heard your frustration, your curiosity, and your determination, and from that, this course was born!

If this sounds like you…

“I don’t know what to do next?”

“I am doing a bad job of impersonating other ACT clinicians, how do I make it my own?”

“I’ve read a few books and done some training but I don’t know what ACT looks like in session”

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn ACT “live and in the moment” in 4-weeks.

What’s this course all about?


This learning environment will provide a supportive space for you to give voice to your thoughts and question, and build a sense of community across the country.


ACTion Canada gives clinicians a supportive space to ask questions, practice skills, and build a sense of community in an online training forum.


Registration will be limited to 20 participants. This series will benefit professionals with some knowledge of the ACT processes who are working with at least one client using ACT. This series is open to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and other mental health professionals.

This is a great chance to follow up on what you learned April 30 & May 1 & 2!

Course runs:

May 27, and June 10, 17, & 24, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30, EST.

Registration closes on May 26 at midnight








Meet your facilitators:

Dr. Sheri Turrell

Dr. Sheri Turrell

Owner of Life in Balance Therapy & Author

Sheri came to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy somewhat accidentally. After a ten-year career as a Registered Nurse, followed by a shift to graduate school at OISE / University of Toronto and working in various hospital settings as a Psychologist, she took part in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR). After completing the MBSR course, Sheri was curious as to how the mindfulness practice that helped her could be of use to her clients. This exploration lead to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Therapy (ACBS) website and news of a two-day workshop with Kelly Wilson in Toronto almost ten years ago. After attending that workshop, incorporating mindfulness into her existing behavioral therapy practice became slightly clearer – only slightly because ACT invites us to never stop learning and growing.

Sheri embarked on her current journey, fueled by her passion for ongoing learning and dedication to helping her clients, and immersed herself in “all things ACT.” Over the past ten years, she has co-authored two ACT texts, supervised graduate students and mental health professionals, and facilitated workshops internationally. Now, as Canada’s first female ACBS*Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Sheri is bringing her experience and skills as both a clinician and trainer, into partnership with Nikolay Pavlov to fill a gap in learning ACT – how to continue learning when the workshops are over?

Nikolay Pavlov

Nikolay Pavlov

ACT therapist and ACBS Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer

Nikolay is a Toronto based ACBS Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer and has been a psychotherapist for a decade in his homeland, Russia. While in Russia, he trained as a nurse and earned an undergraduate degree in psychology before completing a 4-year post-graduate certificate program in Gestalt therapy with a specialty in group therapy.

Since moving to Toronto in 2017, Nikolay continues to work with his clients from Russia, and has begun the process of updating his psychotherapeutic training through the Gestalt Institute of Toronto (GIT), a recognized training and educational program with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Nikolay is also an ACT therapist and ACBS Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, with a special clinical interest in working with those who struggle with depression, trauma, and PTSD.

Dr. Sheri Turrell

137 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 208, Toronto, ON, M6R 2L2

(647) 880-3558