About Louise Hayes

I love writing, training, doing therapy, and diving into evolution and contextual behavioural science. Most of all, I love sharing a journey that can help all of us understand our humanity.

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Training in Therapy using DNA-V & ACT

Learn therapy and counselling skills for adolescents and adults.
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Over many years I have travelled the world, training thousands of professionals who work in therapy and counselling for adolescents and adults. I use effective science-based processes designed to help adolescents and adults grow stronger and create deeper relationships.

This training is now available for you online as webinars, pre-recorded courses, supervision, group learning communities, and written resources.

Not all Louise’s online training is paid – there are free resources available, including guided meditations, trainings, and print resources.

What you'll learn with my training

I offer training for both ACT Hexaflex and the DNA-V model. I also teach process-based therapy skills to help you work with adults and adolescents.

DNA-V is a framework that focuses on growth and development in adolescents and adults. It was developed by myself and Joseph Ciarrochi. Find out more about DNA-V.

I teach process-based skills that free you. Let go of the manuals, start where you are, and build your confidence and skill.

Join me, and your life will come alive through values, connection, and your presence of awareness.

Enrich your work and life with my courses

I would love to work with you and help you grow personally and professionally so you can help the people you serve to grow too.

With my training and courses you will learn how to enrich your work and your life with:


Louise has been involved with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for 20 years. In 2015, Louise and co-author Joseph Ciarrochi developed DNA-V – a framework that focuses on growth and development in adolescents and adults.
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Louise Hayes, author

Louise is co-author of the best-selling books – Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens, The Thriving Adolescent, and Your Life Your Way.

What Makes You Stronger

Change happens – with this book foradults, you can discover how to face it,and grow stronger in the process.

Click here to receive a preview chapter of What Makes You Stronger!

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get out of your mind and into your life for teens

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See a list of Louise’s academic publications.

Peer supervision and support

I am a registered supervisor with AHPRA and a registered clinical psychologist with the APS. I regularly provide supervision to professionals working with adults and young people. Supervision can be a consultation online or face-to-face.

Louise’s Mindful Adventures

Taking professionals into the Himalaya on a mindful adventure (postponed due to Covid – back in 2023, we hope).

Teaching Buddhist meditation and maintaining her own practice.

Working for our not-for-profit, the Pearl Lotus Fund, which helps kids in remote communities of Nepal.

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Qualifications and affiliations

Louise Hayes

Degree qualifications:


Clinical psychologist, registered with the APS – Australian Psychological Society.

Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Fellow and past president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Former senior fellow with The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health.

Registered supervisor with AHPRA.

Peer-reviewed ACT trainer.