The Mindful and Effective Employee
Using Acceptance and Commitment Training to reduce stress and anxiety and improve performance in the workplace
Improve Employee Well-Being & Effectiveness
The importance of improving and maintaining employees’ psychological health is now widely recognized by occupational health researchers and practitioners, business leaders, human resource professionals, and policy makers alike. Indeed, a growing body of research has established that psychological well-being is one of the most important factors in job performance.
What is Acceptance and commitment training?
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) has emerged at the forefront of a new generation of mental health therapies. ACT can be used across the mental health spectrum and is characterized by a modern scientific interest in mindfulness.
ACT differs from other prominent mindfulness-based programmes such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) because of its strong emphasis on personally valued behavioural actions.
ACT interventions do not seek to cultivate mindfulness as an end in itself. Instead ACT uses various mindfulness and acceptance processes in the service of enhancing people’s ability to pursue personally valued life goals and actions.
ACT helps people to develop psychological flexibility.
Psychological flexibility means “contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behaviour in the service of chosen values”.
The Training Programme
The training focus is to strengthen employees’ personal resilience by teaching them a set of skills for overcoming psychological obstacles to the effective pursuit of personally valued actions and behaviours. The programme offers a combination of mindfulness and values-based action skills and invites employees to apply these skills in each and every area of their lives (work and home).
The training can be tailored to integrate with your current training initiatives such as;
The training format follows a 2 + 1 structure, of which two sessions are delivered in consecutive weeks and a third booster session occurring 4 to 6 weeks later.
Each session lasts up to three hours.
The training can be structured in different ways depending on your needs (shorter sessions over longer periods).
The training can be delivered to between 3 and 12 people.