Sunday, 22 December 2019

Louise Gardner - ACT Auntie

Season 3 Episode 17

Hey P-Soupers - it's the first part of our festive special. My conversation with artist and illustrator - Louise Gardner. What a joy it was to speak to Louise. 

We hear about her journey as an artist - which started out at a young age when she would draw characters on paper that her Dad would bring home from work. We also discover how Louise discovered ACT and how she drew a route map to reflect the 8 week course from Russ Harris - and what that led to!

We chat about our belief that everybody has the potential for a creative outlet and the transformational impact of ACT in her own life. There's a brilliant takeaway too.


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Link to Lou's interview on BBC Radio Somerset interview - her segment starts at 1 hour 10 mins.

Podcast where Louise discovered Russ Harris - Not Another Anxiety Show

The Happiness Trap - Russ Harris - 8 week online programme here

The complete visual summaries of the 8 week happiness trap course link here

Connect with ACT Auntie on: 

You can get Louise work on a variety of stuff from t-shirts to mugs - imagine that! At redbubble

Here's a great way to support Louise and her life changing art
You can support Louise with a monthly donation here on Patreon - anything from $2 upwards.
You can also make a one off donation for a cup of ko-fi here 
General illustration

Louise also illustrated a recent book called From Neigh to Zebra - a colourful, whimsical tale of a horse that falls in love with a zebra written by Alex Frankel Schorr. It looks brilliant and you can find out more here

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
CFT - Compassion Focussed Therapy
RFT - Relational Frame Theory

Those Five books in 2020

OUT NOW! The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full by Dr Patricia Zurita Ona, published by Jessica Kingsley publishers  .. illustrated by Louise! (

Your Anxiety Beast and you: A compassionate guide to living in an increasingly anxious world by Dr Eric Goodman published by Exile publishing in 2020.

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem: A Practical Guide to Build Self-Compassion and Self-Acceptance by Dr Joe Oliver and Dr Richard Bennett, out in 2020 published by New Harbinger

The Little Depression workbook by Dr Michael Sinclair & Dr Michael Eisen AND
The Little Anxiety Workbook by Dr Michael Sinclair & Dr Elena Gil-Rodriguez published by Crimson Publishing in 2020  



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