Posts Tagged "ACT-Based Coaching"

How Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching differs from ACT

Posted by in Coaching Training, Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness CEU | 2 comments

How Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching differs from ACT

Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness In this post I’ll talk about how Acceptance and Commitment (AC) coaching differs from ACT.  Acceptance and Commitment ( AC) Coaching and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are similar but different Acceptance and Commitment Coaching takes the principles and practices of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  and adapts them to fit the needs of coaches working in a variety of settings. The word therapy may have already sent up a red flag in your mind, but fear not, you can use the principles and practices drawn from ACT to help your coaching clients...

Read More

Help Your Coaching Clients Become More Psychologically Flexible Through Acceptance

Posted by in Coaching Training, Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness CEU | 2 comments

Help Your Coaching Clients Become More Psychologically Flexible Through Acceptance

Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness   In a recent post I discussed the six components of psychological flexibility. Valued Living, Mindfulness, Acceptance,  Commitment,  Observing Self, and Disentanglement ( Anstiss and Blonna (2014) . In this post I want to focus on Acceptance which  has four components: accepting reality for what it is accepting what you can and cannot control accepting that trying to avoid, eliminate, or control painful internal factors actually makes them worse accepting that the best way to manage painful internal factors is to accept them, and co-exist with them as...

Read More

Helping Your Coaching Clients Get Unstuck

Posted by in Coaching Training, Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness CEU | 0 comments

Helping Your Coaching Clients Get Unstuck

ACT-based Coaching What Does Getting Unstuck Mean? An AC and ACT-based approach to helping your coaching clients get unstuck assumes that they are whole, functional, and do not have DSM V mental disorders. They are just stuck. Often they are stuck on painful emotions like fear, worry and anxiety. Other times they are stuck on illogical, unhelpful, troubling thoughts. These painful emotions and troubling thoughts contribute to their psychological inflexibility, the real reason for getting and staying stuck. AC Coaching identifies six processes related to helping your coaching clients get...

Read More

On Psychological Inflexibility and Getting Stuck

Posted by in Coaching Training | 5 comments

On Psychological Inflexibility and Getting Stuck

An ACT-based approach to coaching uses the term, “getting stuck” to refer to psychological inflexibility, the root cause of failing to take values-congruent action. I love the notion of getting stuck versus having a mental disorder, because it’s both very forgiving and a great fit for coaching. Everybody gets stuck at times: you, me, our clients. When we get stuck in a rut, we can’t move forward. It’s like having a beautiful car that gets stuck on a patch of ice; it just spins its wheels and gets nowhere. When we get stuck, we also spend a lot of time spinning our wheels and...

Read More

AC Coaching and ACT Theory 101

Posted by in Coaching Training | Comments Off on AC Coaching and ACT Theory 101

AC Coaching and ACT Theory 101

AC (Acceptance and Commitment) Coaching applies the principles and practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Coaching. ACT theory revolves around four key concepts: 1. The mind as a 24/7 thinking machine. 2. Current thinking and feeling are filtered through past frames of reference. 3. Words and language play key roles in well-being. 4. Thinking can’t be controlled, but behavior in response to it can be. It’s essential to understand these concepts in order to grasp the notion of psychological inflexibility and getting stuck. I’ll discuss the first concept. The Mind as a 24/7...

Read More
FREE REPORT

FREE REPORT

My free report will show you how to relax your muscles, calm your runaway mind, and get more energy and time to live a life filled with passion and purpose.

Thank you! We've added you to the mailing lists you selected.

Pin It on Pinterest