(ACT for individuals, organizations and networks of individuals
The MindHealingSM Institute's MindHealingSM through ACT program is based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT), a mindfulness-based, third generation cognitive-behavioral therapy. The MindHealingSM Institute's protocol extends the ACT technique, which has proven effective with a varied range of clinical conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, workplace and life altering stress, chronic pain, eating disorders, substance abuse, and even schizophrenia into the arenas of improved performance of individuals, organizations and networks of individuals and organizations.
How ACT works to improve productivity and creativity.
Research on the efficacy of mindfulness and ACT principles accelerates psychological flexibility, improves work performance, job satisfaction, resilience, mental health, training outcomes, and propensity to innovate, while reducing work stress, absenteeism, presenteesm, burnout, and job-related errors.
Mindfulness and the principles of ACT improve productivity and creativity by promoting personal resilience through the development of psychological flexibility, value and goal oriented behaviors. Psychological flexibility refers to a person’s ability to be in the present moment, mindfully observing and aware of current thoughts and emotions and remaining committed to take action toward values and goals.ACT is based on the six interactive processes detailed in the ACT model: (1) contact with the present moment; (2) acceptance; (3) defusion; (4) perspective taking; (5) values clarification; and (6) committed action.
ACT has been endorsed as a best practice by SAMHSA, (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
Since 2006, MindHealingSM Institute President, Patricia A. Forde, MA, RN has adapted Acceptance, Commitment, Therapy/Training (ACT), Meditation, Contemplation, Mindfulness and Focused Awareness techniques for a wide range of individuals with every day stress to those with serious and persistent addictions and mental illnesses.
Workshops for individuals or groups will introduce new tools such as metaphors, writing exercises, videos and more to enhance mindfulness, acceptance and commitment to take action, do what matters and live a life that is values oriented.
Now that you are mindfully present how do you create a rich and meaningful life? Deepen your meditation practice and integrate your mindfulness and resilience skills using Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). These sessions develop and enhance an awareness of personal values to guide your behavior to create a rich and meaningful life. ACT is like a road map to Accept, Commit and Take action. Finish ACT 1 and continue with ACT 2.
Each session will start off with a brief meditation, then an ACT core process will be introduced. There will be handouts and exercises to work on during the session. The six core processes presented include: Present Moment Awareness, Defusion, Acceptance, Perspective, Values Clarification and Committed Action. Get unstuck as you become more flexible and open.
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Each session is from 1pm - 2:30pm EST.
After completing ACT 1 you will want to continue as you begin to manifest the benefits of ACT. You will feel empowered and solution oriented using the ACT model. Making the right choices based on your values becomes easier. The format is the same as ACT 1 with new material to build on your new skills.
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Join me for a private, four week training on the therapeutic benefits of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
Registration includes four 1.5 hour sessions