Monday, 13 January 2014

ACTing in line with your values

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT, is a mindfulness based behaviour therapy, which has been shown to be successful in both treating mental health disorders, as well as in coaching people to reach their goals and live a more meaningful life.  In a nutshell, anyone from executives, athletes, performers, people suffering from depression or anxiety, people wanting to improve their relationships etc, can benefit from the principles of ACT.

Russ Harris is an internationally renowned trainer and coach in ACT.   Harris (2009), states that "the aim of ACT, in lay terms, is to create a rich, full and meaningful life while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it."

In order to live a rich and meaningful life, we need to understand our core values and what matters to us in the greater scheme of things.

How often do you think about your core values?  If someone were to write a biography about you, how would you like to be portrayed?

I created my own worksheet based on the guiding principles of ACT to help you to identify your core values and  if you're currently behaving in line with those values.

Would anyone like to have a go?  Download it HERE

If you'd like some help or some examples, please send me an email or comment.

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