Monthly Archives: March 2011

Acceptance and Commitment Training

From Aisling Curtin, this is a nice intro to the 6 core processes behind ACT.

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Getting Clear About Values

Having clarity about our values is really important. Here are some tips Russ Harris gave at a recent Happiness Trap workshop. I found them really useful – I hope you do too! 1. Values are ‘desired qualities of behaviour’. They … Continue reading

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Is This Really MY Value?

When I run workshops on identifying and living values, someone usually asks me: ‘But how do I know if this is really MY value? Perhaps I have just been brought up to believe this is right?‘ This is an important … Continue reading

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What is Better than Work-Life Balance?

A life dripping with meaning and purpose! Work-life ‘balance’ is tough.  Does this sound familiar to you? At any moment it is important to me that I: hang out with my kids; spend time with friends; be with my partner; … Continue reading

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The Non Verbal Nature of Values

Values are really important with clients who want to make any kind of change.  That’s because values operate like a form of compass, which can help us navigate uncertain or new territory. I have worked with organisational and personal values … Continue reading

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How Can Job Design Improve Workplace Health and Productivity?

A great presentation by my old supervisor Frank Bond is published on the Institute of Employment Studies website. What’s interesting about this kind of intervention is that when combined with ACT, the benefits of organisational redesign are also enhanced (Bond, … Continue reading

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The Psychologically Flexible Leader

Great speech by Todd Kashdan.   This is why psychometric tests can be dangerous.  This is why we should prioritise meaning over happiness.  This is why we should hold our thoughts lightly. This is why the time for psychological flexibility in … Continue reading

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