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How Rudolph Became Psychologically Flexible and Saved the Day

My all time favorite holiday story is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The best rendition is the 1965 stop motion animated TV special. It is still going strong and shows us what we need to know to be psychologically flexible.

 

Rudolph of course is the young reindeer with the shiny nose. He wants to be like the other reindeer but his shiny red nose appears to be getting in the way of things. So what happens? His parents try to cover it up so he can fit in .  It doesn’t work and the herd is not kind. Even Santa does not want to stamp his ticket.

 

It doesn’t get much worse than being rejected by the herd, Rudolph sets off on a journey. He is joined by Hermey, an aspiring dentist trapped in an elf’s body. They form a shared purpose and Hermey declares , “Let’s be independent together!”. They are two outliers out on an adventure, both realizing they want to be who they are. They go on a hero’s quest, meet up with prospector Yukon...

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How to Invite, Connect and Collaborate: A Training Webinar for Educators and Helpers

 

This is a special webinar where I model how to use the ACT Matrix with students, staff, and others in our current and future challenges. You will learn how to add psychological flexibility and resilience to the toolkit of those you serve. Psychological flexibility is the cornerstone of mental health and social-emotional learning.

The ACT Matrix is a simple way of visualizing the cognitive-behavioral approach to values-based behaviors known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training ( ACT). Dr. Kevin Polk developed the matrix as a way of quickly engaging people in a collaborative learning process. We need psychological flexibility now more than ever!

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New ACT Matrix Publication

I have partnered with National Professional Resources to create the first ACT Matrix Guide for use in education, buisness and other organizations.

NPR is a leader in professional development resources and guides for educators. “The ACT Matrix: A Mindful Process for SEL, Mental Health, Collaboration, and Achievement,” is a laminated guide for use for and with learners of all ages and will be available in late February of 2020. It is also an excellent teaching and training tool to use with those you serve.

NPR is offering a pre-order discount before the guide is available. Just click HERE

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