(ACT for individuals, organizations and networks of individuals
The MindHealing Institute'sSM 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 MindHealing Institute'sSM 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, MindHealing InstituteSM 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.