Psychological Flexibility

mind change aims to help individuals to improve their personal wellbeing, emotional fitness and mental nimbleness by learning to use their personal compass to act more consistently to achieve the life they want and be the person they want to be.

ACT was created in 1986 by an American Psychologist called Steven C Hayes and his colleagues.

We are acknowledged as a leading consultancy delivering Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) is a tested psychological approach that has been used effectively since 1986 when it was developed by American Psychologist Steven C Hayes and his colleagues. Since this date, it has been rigorously proven in over 150 studies to be effective in improving personal wellness and making changes in your life.

ACT is a form of psychological therapy, that offers a different approach from traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in that it enables us to change our relationship with difficult thoughts, feeling and emotions.

Employers have responsibility to look after the health, safety and welfare of their employees. This includes proactively looking after their emotional / psychological, physical and social wellbeing. When mental health issues do occur in the workplace, they should, under the Health and Safety Act, be treated in the same way as other work related injuries – recorded in the accident book and corrective actions taken to address.

By working with ACT as an employer you can:

  • Enable your employees to become more emotionally fit and mentally nimble
  • Proactively increase their wellbeing in line with your obligations
  • Facilitate their return work following stress related absence
  • Improve memory and concentration
  • Reduce burn out and exhaustion and increase productivity
  • Reduce distress and mental health issues
  • Make life choices that enable them to move more towards their goals and enjoy life

Our team are expertly trained therapists in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT).

The Research

Empirical evidence suggests that ACT can be effective in managing a range of emotional and other psychological wellness matters such as those struggling with their emotions, experiencing depression or anxiety, as well as reducing workplace stress, and decreasing emotional exhaustion (Flaxman & Bond, 2010 and Lloyd, Bond & Flaxman, 2012). It has also been demonstrated to enable lasting behavioural change in areas such as quitting smoking, reduce weight and change eating behaviours.

Mind Change Solutions

mind change engages with individuals, teams and workplaces to offer a range of interventions to enabling you to proactively create the conditions for positive wellbeing, as well as support those already experiencing emotional and mental distress.

Workshops – open programmes and delivered in house.

Individual coaching to support return to work / sustain attendance.

We offer a range of diagnostics before and after our interventions to track progress and measure outcomes and tailor our approach to suit the specific requirements of the business.

Find out more about our workshops.