ONLINE Training Programme in
ACT SkILLS FOR COACHING
Join us on a highly experiential 6 week online program designed to equip coaches with the transformative tools of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This programme, delivered over six evening sessions delves into the theory and practical application of ACT in Coaching.
Sessions are structured to cover essential ACT processes and skills, including engagement with personal values, and being open to internal experiences. Participants will also explore the ACT Matrix, a powerful tool for self-reflection and for enabling coaching conversations.
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Workshop 1: 17th April 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Introduction to ACT and its value for Coaching)
Workshop 2: 24th April 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Notice Skills and being Present)
Workshop 3: 8th May 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Active Skills and Values Work in ACT)
Workshop 4: 15th May 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Open Skills and Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable)
Workshop 5: 22nd May 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Using the ACT Matrix in Coaching Sessions)
Workshop 6: 29th May 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (ACT in Practice: Case Studies, Review & Reflections)
This comprehensive training program is ideal for coaches aiming to incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into their practice. Led by seasoned ACT practitioner Ross McIntosh, the course spans six evening sessions, offering a thorough exploration of ACT’s theory and application.
You will delve into understanding and utilizing the six processes of ACT, experiencing its transformative effects firsthand, and gaining practical techniques for effective coaching.
Designed for coaches across diverse sectors, this course equips you with the practical tools to flexibly integrate ACT into your coaching toolkit, empowering both yourself and your clients. In addition this programme will provide you with the space to truly experience ACT, where you will be engaged in experiential activities to fully embrace the ACT processes.
Join us to elevate coaching skills, foster psychological flexibility, and unlock new avenues for professional and personal growth.
you will :
1. Understand the 6 Process within ACT and the way they can used with Coaching Clients
including the ACT model and how these processes are designed to enhance a person’s psychological flexibility. You’ll explore the theory of language that underpins ACT called Relational Frame Theory and some of the research findings for the application of ACT in the workplace.
2. Experience ACT in your own life and explore its potential impact on your clients
through core skills of Noticing, Active and Open that are defined and explored in the workshops. You’ll be able to reflect on your autopilot and how you can be more present. You’ll also use work such as exploring values and become more familiar with the thoughts, emotions, memories, sensations and urges that our minds generate.
3. Practice and get Feedback on ACT Techniques you can use in your Coaching Practice
thus developing your skills and the way you support clients in helping them explore who they would really like to be, in different work and life circumstances. You’ll learn how to use the ACT Matrix; a tool that brings together the skills you’re learning.
4. Review, Explore and Plan ways of using ACT further in your Coaching Work
through a number of coaching case studies and using the latest research to identify ways that ACT can be used with different clients. There will also be ample space for you to decide the shape and content of the work we do in the session, so we can fully practice the skill of flexibility in these workshops.
5. Develop a Deeper Understanding of the ICF Competencies
in a safe and supportive environment. This goes beyond role-plays and you’ll be having conversations with real people about real topics. We call it real-play.
ORGANISATIONAL & Coaching PSYCHOLOGIST
Hi, I’m Ross and thanks for your interest on this Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) skills programme with me and Become. I’m a freelance organizational and coaching psychologist, founder of People Soup.
I discovered ACT in a lecture on my MSc at City University of London in 2004 and since then, I’ve been using it as an integral and indispensable part of my coaching toolkit. I now lecture as an expert practitioner on the application of ACT in workplace interventions and coaching at both City and Birkbeck, University of London.
In this ACT Skills for Coaching course, I want to present both the framework and application of ACT in Coaching. In my experience, the most effective way to appreciate the potential of ACT in your coaching practice is to experience it. By having a go and noticing the impact in your own lives and coaching practice, it enables us to draw upon it in a flexible and authentic way. This experiential approach will be the foundation of this course and I hope that you join me to experience psychological flexibility in your work as well.
I am career coach and as a continuous learner I was looking for ways to develop further and enhance the services I provide to my clients.
Working with Joseph has been educational, performance enhancing and most importantly, enjoyable. Joseph is a professional, subject matter expert who is warm, engaging and easy to develop rapport with. He has a great coaching and mentoring style and has superb interpersonal skills.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending others to work with Joseph and the team at Become."
It's been one of the most rewarding learning experiences that I've ever done. This is because of the interactive delivery style, exceptionally knowledgeable trainers and a friendly, supportive environment for development.
It was really valuable working alongside other like-minded people and obtaining an ICF Certification. Joseph and the team were always ready to help and I looked forward to the Live Classes. More than anything else I felt truly supported. I obtained detailed, wonderful feedback that helped me develop myself as an integrative coach. Thank you to all the team at Become!"
The ICF Course in Integrative Coaching has clearly been well thought out and this is evident by how well structured it is with the variety of resources available.
The online portal was invaluable as a go-to tool jam packed with course materials and was great to be able to re-watch session recordings. The team leading the course were so encouraging and the one-to-one mentoring within this course was incredibly invaluable. Finally, I met a great bunch of likeminded people.
So, for anyone considering doing an accredited ICF programme I would not hesitate to recommend Become. You won’t regret it!"
live online training?
It depends! On the topic, the facilitator and the audience. We think that to make online learning effective you need to make it engaging and worthwhile. And that’s what we do! All of our facilitators understand the ins and outs of using a wide range of communication, training and technological tools to help you make the most of our time together.
We do not do death by PowerPoint – you are involved in the learning programme. It is not a replication of a face-to-face event – it’s a completely redesigned learning experience specifically tailored for online delivery.
Through a variety of ways. First we make sure that you are prepared for the session. We send you clear joining instructions that help you make the most of it. You also get access to the materials before so that you can have these ready.
We of course use a wide range of additional tools to help us engage with the learning material including Jamboards, Menti polls, videos, smaller breakout rooms, the use of Google Docs to store notes. And don’t worry if you don’t know what these are and how to use them. That’s why we are here for. All you need to do is click a link and show up!
No. You do however need access to a computer. A tablet will work however we would not recommend it as it limits the interaction you can have with your facilitator.
This is a tricky one. No you don’t, in essence but we would prefer you to! Not all the time. You can switch it off if you want to stand up and do a big stretch! That’s all good!
We just find that seeing people’s faces not only makes the session more engaging but also helps us support your learning. We can see your non-verbal behaviour and adjust the session accordingly based on what’s happening.
Yes we do! If you’re interested speak to your line manager or your HR team to understand if there’s any other colleagues who might be interested. The minimum we take is 4 learners for an in-house course.
Yes we do. We have delivered this workshop across various organisations worldwide include the United States, Asia and Australia.
Definitely! We want you to make sure that you choose the right training programme. We’re honest about our approach and we’d love the opportunity to discuss with you how we work.
Feel free to contact us directly with any questions or simply to have a chat on +44-2080640376 or on firstname.lastname@example.org