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Building Psychological Flexibility Through Acceptance

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Building Psychological Flexibility Through Acceptance

  In a recent post I discussed the six components of psychological flexibility. Valued Living, Mindfulness, Acceptance,  Commitment,  Observing Self, and Disentanglement (Anstiss & Blonna, 2014). In this post I want to focus on Acceptance. Acceptance  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 you shift your focus off of them...

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AC Coaching and ACT Theory 101

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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...

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Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with AC Coaching

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Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with AC Coaching

AC (Acceptance and Commitment) Coaching takes the principles and practices of  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 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 and not cross the coach/therapist line. There’s a big difference between coaching and providing therapy. As long as you are clear about your coaching intentions and understand the limitations of your training and credentials, you...

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