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 OTs, Ready to Rise and 
Live Fully? 

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Are you a visionary Occupational Therapist who is frozen by imposter syndrome, fear of failure, or perfectionism and would like to turn from avoidance and inaction trailblazing so that you can work and live with authenticity, fulfillment, and vitality? 

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: Rise and Live Fully Program







  • 8 transformational modules rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Self-paced, indefinite access to the program components

  • Weekly collaborative coaching calls

  • A 24/7 community of like-minded helping professionals

  • Multi-media resources to guide your journey from stuck to vitality and fulfillment

  • The best-selling ACTivate Vitality Personal Development Planner

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ACTivate Vitality was designed by a mental health OT for OTs.

Often busy, overwhelmed OTs struggle to make time for themselves. This program is flexible and can fit into even the busiest schedule.


Lessons are fine-tuned videos that you can access in your own time so you can move at your own pace, as fast or as slow as you like and you have lifetime access.

The companion ACTivate Vitality Personal Development Planner ​is undated so there is no pressure. You can pause any time you like, restart any time you like. 

We know that added pressure only increases stuckness so Carlyn uses evidence-based strategies to nurture behaviour change while creating clarity, accountability and committment to your goals.

With ACTivate Vitality you will ...

  • Gain clarity on what matters most and elevates you

  • Move into vitality-building action with support and accountability

  • Skills to overcome internal obstacles to action that are grounded in the science of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Occupational Science, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion

  • Engage in a community of supportive, like-minded helping professionals with the same aim

What will you do with more vitality in your life?

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Program FAQs

What is the time committment?

This varies from person to person. The 8 program modules are recorded and can be watched at any time. Watch them all once and then start working through the program experientially or watch them at a slower pace. It is up to you. Modules 1 and 2 can be completed back to back but I recommend working through the content no faster than one module every 1-2 weeks. Immersion in the practice is where the tranformation comes from rather than from rapid information intake. Coaching calls are approximately one hour per week but, with lifetime access, you are under no obligation to attend each one live. The modules have additional resources attached - infographics, articles, external video links. On average, the content of each module takes upto 1 hour to review. We recommend spending about 20-30 minutes per day in your planner, reflecting, journaling, and making plans for intentional actions. You'll also establish a practical mindfulness practice that can be incorporated WHILE engaging in meaningful activities throughout the day. e.g., Mindfully washing the dishes, mindfully making coffee etc.

How much does the program cost?

We don't publish this information on the webiste for a few reasons:

  1. We really want to talk to you to determine if your needs and our program align
  2. There are a variety of pricing options
We only accept people into this program who are truly ready to change their mindset, approach, and way of showing up in the world so that we can give you the best outcome.This readiness must be determined by discussion.

Will I be certified in Acceptance and Commitmet Therapy?

No. In fact, there are no ACT certification programs. From the ACBS website: There is no ACT certification process. ACBS, as a community, has decided to forego this, as it could create a hierarchical and closed process which would be antithetical to our values. Rather, we aim to foster an open, self-critical, mutually-supportive community which, working together, builds a progressive psychology more adequate to the challenges of human suffering. There is no such thing as an officially certified ACT therapist. This program is designed to support your personal development as an OT by living ACT. This is about you. If you are more flexible, resilient, vital, and fulfilled, you will be more effective in all of your roles. You'll learn and apply the 6 ACT core processes and you'll naturally use them with your clients after incorporating them into the way you live, work, love, and play. That's why we say personal development meets professional development.

Will I get CEUs?

A specific summary of educational hours can be provided on request. ACTivate Vitality: Rise and Live Fully is delivered online to international participants and has not endeavoured to meet the vast variety of certification requirements from the many countries served. The developer practices as an Occupational Therapist in Alberta, Canada where educational hours do not require specific certification. The eduation is one component of the program but the aim is to support helping professionals make the shift from feeling burnt out, disengaged, and craving something more to experiencing greater vitality, resilience, and fulfillment in their lives.

Is this business coaching?

Sort of. We often say this is where personal development meets professional development. ACTivate Vitality helps you to make important changes in the way you work and live. We do have many OTs come in with business ideas that they have been really stuck in initiating. Often the obstacle isn't lack of access to business information, it's fear of failure, a sense of needing to have it all perfectly worked out before taking a single step, and a whole lot of imposter syndrome. Carlyn has run a successful adult mental health private practice since 2007 and has the knowledge and experience to support your initial business action steps. If business coaching is your primary need, we are happy to make recommendations. If managing fear of failure, perfectionism, and overthinking is your biggest obstacle, ACTivate Vitality will help you get out of your head and into action on your business and life goals.

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