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The Psychology of Leaving

In my work as a psychologist I have worked with hundreds if not thousands of people who face a common career dilemma: They are dissatisfied with their current situation; They feel uncertain and anxious about alternative options. This is when … Continue reading

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Working with ACT – 2015 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 50,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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How can Behaviour Analysis Help in Coaching? (part 1)

So many people in ACT are attracted to its focus on values and connecting to what matters that it can be a surprise to learn of its roots in behaviour analysis.  After all, isn’t that what  they do with rats? … Continue reading

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Applying ACT to Workplace Coaching – E-book by Rachel Collis

As promised, here is a link to Rachel’s excellent new E-book, Applying ACT to Workplace Coaching. I think this is a hugely important contribution to the development of effective, ACT-consistent coaching interventions, and essential reading for: Members of the ACBS … Continue reading

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The Price

This is a story about two blog posts, two people wanting to make a contribution, and the price that comes with doing that. In my last post I promised to write something about the difference between ACT as therapy and … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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Maybe we should ask our staff to read Harry Potter?

What if reading novels helped us to learn the perspective taking skills that we need to empathise with others? Maybe our staff development programs should include a book club. My kind of workplace!   Recently Vezzali et al. (2014) showed that the … Continue reading

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