How i work
I use an evidence-based method called Acceptance and Commitment Training with my 25 years of experience in leadership, and my extensive life experince to help you change your life.
ACT uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and behaviour-change strategies to increase Emotional Resilience.
The principles of ACT can be applied to many different problems that you have in life, feeling lost or stuck, anxiety, burnout, improving performance, and increasing your overall well-being.
What is Emotional Resilience?
Resilience is an important personal attribute that can have a wide-ranging influence on your well-being and performance at work. Resilience has been described as the
“ability to succeed, to live, and to develop in a positive way. Despite the stress or adversity that would normally involve the real possibility of a negative outcome”.
It is the ability to maintain personal well-being in the face of challenge.
Resilient individuals can be recognised by their,
Control, composure (low anxiety)
and their ability to make adversity meaningful.
From a personal perspective, resilience can have an impact on your emotional and psychological well-being, as well as your work and home life.
It helps to reduce burnout, increase empathy and compassion, reconnect with the joy and purpose of practice, and improve your physical and mental health.
Developing Resilience By Improving Your Psychological Flexibility
There are many barriers to increase your resilience and so often these barriers are outside of your experience and thus outside of your control.
You probably think that to perform or feel better you should feel confident, think positively and get into the right Mindset.
Unfortunately, this approach has some problems associated with it.
Evidence suggests that trying to change thoughts and emotions is highly unreliable and often counterproductive. A different approach is to become more skillful at focusing on our tasks even when our thoughts and emotions are disruptive.
This skill is known as psychological flexibility.
Why Is Psychological Flexibility Important For You?
In research, psychological flexibility has been shown to:
- Improve your performance, mental health and overall well-being.
- Help you recognise and adapt to various challenging situations.
- Help you shift Mindset and change behaviour to stay connected to your deeply held values.
- Reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
You build resilience through developing psychological flexibility, which is the ability to initiate and sustain values guided action and engage fully in life, through times of both ease and difficulty, through periods of both stress and calm. The higher our level of psychological flexibility, the greater our resilience.
There is only one evidence-based model that increases psychological flexibility and that is Acceptance and Commitment Training.