Get to know your congress colleagues while doing enjoyable things in Stockholm

The day before the pre-congress workshop day, there will be a bunch of activities going on for those who decide to arrive early in Stockholm.

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Take an afternoon stroll at Moderna Museet, located on Skeppsholmen (a tiny island in the center of Stockholm). The museum has one of Europe’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art and offers a first-class program of temporary exhibitions, a nice store, and an enjoyable restaurant with a beautiful view of Djurgården. You will be accompanied by locals who know their way around.

Cost: Free

Pre-registration needed: No

Meeting spot: Norrmalmstorg at 13.30. If needed, the volonteers will help you out with transportation (public transportation) to the museum. Otherwise, you walk together to the museum.

Photo: Katja Halvarsson
Photo: Katja Halvarsson


If you are fond of flowers and scenic landscapes you should join in on this afternoon walk at Djurgården, another island in central Stockholm. Here you can enjoy the beautiful nature and walking paths along the water. We end this walk at Rosendal’s garden where you can have a look at beautiful flowers and have a classic Swedish fika* in the greenhouse cafe.

(* The very Swedish activity of having tea/coffee and a sweet treat (such as the classic cinnamon bun).

Cost: Free.

Pre-registration needed: No

Meeting spot: Norrmalmstorg at 13.30. You either walk together all the way to Rosendal´s garden, or take public transportation together part of the way.

Foto: Holger Ellgaard
Foto: Holger Ellgaard


Experience Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dresses. Skansen is also known for its zoo, primarily committed to showing Scandinavian animals. You can do your own exposure in vivo for all sorts of animals – how about a close encounter with a brown bear, a pack of wolfs, the wolverines or perhaps an elk? You will be guided by locals who know Skansen inside out.
Ticket fee: 180 SEK.

Pre-registration needed: No

Meeting spot: Norrmalmstorg at 13.30. You either walk together to Skansen or take public transportation together.

Photo: Rebecka Frischer
Photo: Rebecka Frischer


What could be a better way to start the congress festivities than to gather with fellow friends of CBT for an After work*? Join us in the late afternoon for drinks at the bar Capital located on top of the new hotel Scandic Continental. This lovely roof top bar has a spectacular view of Stockholm and is located in the heart of the city centre. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy delicious food and fabulous drinks with friends, colleagues and potential new acquaintances.

* “After work” sounds a lot like English, but it is in fact a very Swedish expression for when friends/colleagues meet up after the working day for drinks and/or dinner.


Meeting point: Scandic Continental, Vasagatan 22 Stockholm

At: 5 p.m


Scandic Continental is a 5-10 minut walk from Stockholm Waterfront. From Stockholm Waterfront turn right on Nils Ericsons Plan and right to Klarabergsgatan. After 400 meters, turn right to Klara Västra Kyrkogata, and right to Klara Vattugränd. Scandic Continental is on Vasagatan 22. Walk into the lobby. Take the elevator up to the Sky Bar. See you there at 5 at p.m.




Have you ever been to a quiz and felt frustrated that your own perceived ”expertise” is seldom sought after? With EABCT2016 the opportunity knocks. After the mingle of the grand opening ceremony, the CBT challenge of your life awaits!

Challenge of the Distant Masters is a bombastic interactive video quiz. To further boost the excellent keynote lineup of EABCT2016, we’ve carefully selected a few Distant CBT Masters around the world. These living legends will challenge your knowledge and wits with their trickiest questions! The Distant Masters represents the roots as well as the current branches of CBT.

Is it possible to answer Dr Steven Hayes question without having undergone the secret sixth level of ACT training? In what lies the hidden deep knowledge about Borderline Disorder, according to Dr Lorna Benjamin Smith? Have you ever contemplated how you would react if Dr David Barlow interrogated you on your knowledge of mid 1940’s roots of CBT?

Well, why don’t you find out? Muster some courage, team up for the inquisition, have a drink and a few laughs. Swedish psychologist Jonas Ramnerö will judge, guide and tutor you through the challenge. Specific instructions about how you register your teams and submit your answers will be given before the event. Everyone is very much welcome to join!

Meeting spot: Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center, EABCT square

Time: After the Welcoming Ceremony, 21:00/9 pm.

Bring a fully charged smartphone!

Blå Hallen


The Stockholm City Hall is located a stone’s throw from the congress center. Inside we find the Blue Hall, which is best known as the venue for the annual Nobel Banquet! Visitors of the congress are invited by the City of Stockholm and the County of Stockholm to a complimentary reception with a buffet. Since the hall holds only 1200 people the tickets will be provided on a first-come first-served basis (early registration recommended).

Time: 18:45



A candle lit dinner inside the ship hall next to the grand 17th century ship Vasa is something you will probably never forget. The gala dinner venue is conveniently and beautifully located, in the Royal national park, Djurgården, just a few tram stops from the congress venue. The dinner includes a three-course meal and drinks. Following the dinner, a late night party commences where you will be dancing with the shores of Stockholm at your feet.

Important information about the event:

Date: Friday 2 September 2016

Tickets: Are available for sale until the 18th of August (

Time: 18:30-02:00hrs

Address: Galärvarvsvägen 14

Transport: Free buses will depart from Stockholm Waterfront Arena between 18:00 and 18:45. They will return between 23:15 to 02:15

Dress code suggestion: Smart casual. Please note: To preserve the Vasa ship, the museum holds a constant temperature of 18 degrees Celsius,

Tickets: You will receive your ticket in your congress bag upon registration. Please bring it to the gala dinner to place on your table in front of you.

Wardrobe: The Vasa museum has a non-attended wardrobe for the evening.

After dinner party: Alternate between live music and dancing in the Vasa Restaurant next to the ship hall, and lounge in the ship hall.

Photo Maria Lagerlöf


Stockholm offers an excellent scenario for running! The capital of Sweden is a well known host for many races such as the Stockholm Marathon, the Stockholm Half Marathon and the Midnight Run. Following previous conferences’ good example, the EACBT 2016 congress will provide an opportunity to participate in the Running Clinic of Stockholm. On Thursday and Friday morning, you’re most welcome to experience the water view, morning breeze and architecture while walking or running the shores of Stockholm. We have two suggested routes for you; 4 km (2 different groups; walking tempo or slow/modest running tempo), or 8 km (modest tempo; part of the Stockholm Marathon route!). No previous experience of running or level of expertise required.

Time: 6:30 in the morning
Meeting point: Waterfront, the main entrance

Photo: Charlie Llewellin


Welcome to a morning session of acroyoga – a blend of yoga, acrobatics and thaiyoga massage. Do you feel like there is too much seriousness and intellectual conversations going on around you? Come give your body a playful and grounding experience by practicing acroyoga. This will be a very introductory class of acroyoga. We work in groups of three, and NO prior experience of yoga or acrobatics is necessary. All you need is an open and curious mind :) Everybody is welcome! No need to come with a partner.

Katarina Blom is a psychologist by day, and an acroyoga instructor by night. She is very used to facilitate groups where no one has tried yoga or acroyoga before. She values inclusion, playfulness and connection in therapy as well on the mat.

Meeting spot: Waterfront entrance

At: 6:45 a.m


A few hours left to spend in Stockholm before your flight? Or just in the mood for some more intriguing and inspirational discussions with old and new friends and acquaintances? Whatever the cause, we would love if you join us for an after-congress hangout at Rival Bar. The venue is one of Stockholms oldest cinema theatres but now hosts a hotel, restaurant, bar and café, with stand up comedy-shows and theatre plays every weekend. A popular hangout for the Södermalm residents with its red velvet decor and friendly staff; the place holds a kind of living room atmosphere. And, on the bric-a-brac note – the place is owned by Benny Andersson (yep, one of the ‘B':s in ABBA). Meet us just after the closing ceremony for a drink and maybe one of their affordable deli platters (of course with a veggie alternative available!).

Rival is a hotel and restaurant located right at Mariatorget, in the heart of Södermalm. From Stockholm Waterfront, walk through Nils Ericsons Plan and turn right into Klarabergsgatan and walk 50 to Stockholm Centralstation. Take line 13 or 14 (red line) towards Fruängen or Norsborg and get off at Mariatorget. Walk towards the end of the train and take exit Mariatorget. When you get up to street level take a left at Swedenborgsgatan and walk 50 m until you reach Mariatorget, which has a big fountain in the middle of the square. Walk along the right side of the square and you’ll find Hotel Rival after about 50 m.

Still not sure how to get there? Meet with Maria from the social program committee and go together! Meeting place: Outside Stockholm Waterfront, after closing ceremony.

Please note that you need a valid ticket to take the metro. You can buy metro cards or tickets at the subway stop T-centralen close to Stockholm Waterfront, any other subway station, or at the Pressbyrån convenience store.

Find out more about the different metro cards and tickets here:—tickets/



Want to stick around after the 3rd of September? Want some company while killing time in Stockholm? Awaiting transportation for a vacation in another part of Sweden? No problem. On Sunday the 4th of September, there will be a spontaneous picnic gathering at ”Långholmen”, a picturesque central island once housing penitentiary institutions for the inhabitants of Stockholm, but now mostly used for bathing, recreational activities and picnics.

From Stockholm Waterfront, walk through Nils Ericsons Plan and turn right into Klarabergsgatan and walk 50 to Stockholm Centralstation. Take line 13 or 14 (red line) towards Fruängen or Norsborg. Get off at Hornstull. Take exit Långholmsgatan and then take the first exit on the right side. Turn right on Långholmsgatan. Turn left on Högalidsgatan. After 200 meter turn right on Bergsundsgatan and continue to Långholmsbron. Turn left on Långholmsmuren. After 150 meter turn right to continue on Långholmsmuren. Pass Långholmens vandrarhem and turn right to continue on Långholmsmuren.  After 70 meters turn left to continue on Långholmsmuren and to Långholmsbadet.
Still not sure how to get there? Meet with Katja from the social program committee and go together! Meeting place: Outside Stockholm Waterfront at 12 pm or at Långholmsbadet at 1 pm.
Please note that you need a valid ticket to take the metro. You can buy metro cards or tickets at the subway stop T-centralen close to Stockholm Waterfront, any other subway station, or at the Pressbyrån convenience store.

Find out more about the different metro cards and tickets here:—tickets/

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