This course will teach you the basic techniques, processes and strategies to develop Psychological Flexibility with ACT methodology and mindfulness.
The ACT approach was developed mainly within the ACBS (Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science) and is characterized by the development of a construct called Psychological Flexibility.
Psychological Flexibility education occurs through the practice of 6 fundamental psychological processes visually placed at the top of a hexagon (Exaflex): Perspective Self (Self as context), Defusion, Acceptance, Present Moment, Values, and Committed action. A further contribution has supplemented the ACT Matrix model (Polk & Schoendorff, 2014).
This course is particularly suitable for people who intend to develop a specific competence in managing chaotic situations through Psychological Flexibility.
This path is indicated in private life and at work.
The course puts immediately in practice the processes that contribute to Psychological Flexibility. Nonetheless, a theoretical contribution is provided that allows us to understand what is done within a specific psychological model of a cognitive-behavioural nature.
The development of Psychological Flexibility
- Self as Context
- The importance of understanding the perception of the self
- The self as a narrative
- Developing a new approach to thinking: defusion
- The 5 rules of practical thinking
- Mindfulness to develop the defusion process
- The management of unpleasant emotions
- The avoidance mechanism and its negative consequences Exercises to practice acceptance
- Present moment
- Develop the ability to stay focused on the present, avoiding mind wondering
- Recognize and understand values in life and work
- The verification of the congruence between values and behaviours as the basis of well-being: the VLQ and VWQ test
- Check the consistency between values and objectives.
- Committed actions
- Rules for appropriate committed action
- Act in the present, here and now
The ACT Matrix model
- Distinguish "good" and "bad" behaviours
- Understanding the difference between unconscious and conscious behaviours
- Develop awareness
- Introduction to mindfulness
- What is it, and what is it for
- The importance of placing Mindfulness techniques in a theoretical model
Mindfulness techniques applied to the ACT model
- Hand Meditation
- Leaves on the stream meditation
- "Quick" techniques