John P. Forsyth

John P. Forsyth

John P. Forsyth, PhD, is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and trainer in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based approaches. For more than 20 years, his work has focused on developing ACT and mindfulness practices to alleviate human suffering and promote psychological health and vitality. His personal journey and experience, balanced with practical insights grounded in scientific evidence, offers hope to those wishing to find a path out of suffering and into wholeness. 

He has written several popular books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (for mental health professionals), and three self-help books for the public: The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, ACT on Life, Not on Anger, and Your Life on Purpose.

He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is a professor of psychology and director the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at the University at Albany, SUNY, in Upstate New York. He is a widely sought-after ACT trainer and consultant and serves as a senior editor of the ACT book series with New Harbinger Publications.

Forsyth regularly gives ACT talks and workshops to the public and professionals in the United States and abroad. He is known to infuse his teaching and trainings with energy, humility and compassion, and his down-to earth workshops are consistently praised for their clarity, depth, and utility.

Collectively, his work has helped foster growing interest in acceptance and mindfulness in psychology, mental health, medicine, and society.


What People are Saying About John P. Forsyth

“John and Jamie’s ACT workshop at the Omega Institute was fun, inspiring, and informative. They present the ACT model unconditionally, while allowing the students to take away examples and exercises who are applicable to themselves and their clients. I recommend the workshop for anyone wanting to understand the nuts, bolts, and nuances of ACT.”
—Rob Polishook, MA, CPC, mental training coach and director of Inside the Zone Sports Performance Group

John P. Forsyth at Omega