Useful measures

The seven item non-attachment scale.

Word version

PDF version

Ciarrochi, J., Sahdra, B., Yap, K., and Dicke, T. (2020). The role of nonattachment in the development of adolescent mental health: A three-year longitudinal study. Mindfulness.11,2131-2139.

Sahdra, B., Ciarrochi, J, & Parker, P. (2016). Nonattachment and mindfulness: Related but distinct constructs. Psychological Assessment, 28, 819-829. 

Sahdra, B., Ciarrochi, J., Parker, P., Marshall, S., & Heaven, P. (2015). Empathy and nonattachment independently predict peer nominations of prosocial behavior of adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 1-.3389/fpsyg.2015.00263. 


The brief body image Acceptance and Action Questionnaire

Word Version

Baskarod, G., Sahdra, B., Ciarrochi, J. (2018). Body image-acceptance and action questionnaire-5. An abbreviation using genetic algorithms. Behavior Therapy,49,388-402

Help seeking 

The general help-seeking questionnaire

Maluolo, M., Deane, F., & Ciarrochi, J. (2019). Parental authoritativeness, social support, and help-seeking for mental health problems in adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48 1056-1067

Ciarrochi, J., Wilson, C. J., Deane, F. P., & Rickwood, D. (2003). Do difficulties with emotions inhibit help-seeking in adolescence? The role of age and emotional competence in predicting help-seeking intentions. Counselling Psychology Quarterly16(2), 103-120.

Level of emotional awareness

The Level of Emotional awareness scale-child (LEAS-C)

LEAS-C supplementary materials to help with scoring

Bajgar, J., Ciarrochi, J., Lane, R., & Deane, F. (2005). Development of the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale for Children (LEAS-C). British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23, 569-586. 

Guiding principles

Download the Survey of Guiding Principles

Williams, K., & Ciarrochi, J. (2020). Perceived parenting styles and values development: A longitudinal study of adolescents adn emerging adults. Journal of Research on Adolescence,30,541-558.

Williams, K., Ciarrochi, J., & Heaven, P. (2015). Relationships between valued action and well-being across the transition from high school to early adulthood. Journal of Positive Psychology,10, 127-140.

Choice Point: A simple way to conduct ACT and positive psychology interventions

The Choice Point is a simple way to help you and your client keep track of where you are in an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention. In the below document, we give an example of the Choice point model and show how it can be used to summarize willingness, defusion, and self-compassion

Choice point self-help materials focused on increasing healthy behaviour (PowerPoint, workbook, audio, worksheets)

Download overview of the Choice Point model

Example choice point worksheet

Choice point model of behavioral regulation (Or how to use the choice point with different  types of intervention).

Intervention support material

Strength Spotting Exercise for Adolescents

Visual Metaphors

Audio meditations

Other useful materials

ACT-Now:  Promoting well-being amongst people diagnosed with cancer

Example Web intervention for people diagnosed with cancer

ACT-Now participant manual

ACT-Now Therapist manual


Visual metaphors, audio,and the survey of life principles are copyrighted to Ciarrochi and Bailey ((C) 2007). You are free to use these materials, but they should not be distributed or sold.