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ACT COACHING

Here at Breathing Space we are now able to offer Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Coaching to you. A cutting-edge mindfulness based Coaching intervention. ACT is one of the ‘third wave’ of behavior coaching interventions it comprises a movement in psychology that regard mindfulness and acceptance as important additions to change-oriented personal development strategies.

ACT gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.

The aim of ACT Coaching is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT Coaching (which is pronounced as the word ‘act’, not as the initials) does this by:

  1. Teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you.
  2. Helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you and then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.

ACT Coaching is a unique and creative approach to personal development. It is a mindfulness-based, values-oriented behavioral coaching approach. It is an approach firmly based on cutting-edge research into human behavioral psychology.

ACT Coaching uses a wide range of experiential exercises to undermine the power of destructive cognitive, emotive, and behavioral processes. In ACT, you develop your mindfulness skills helping you to fundamentally change your relationship with painful thoughts and feelings. When you practice these skills in everyday life, painful feelings and unhelpful thoughts have much less impact and influence over you. Therefore, instead of wasting your time and energy in a fruitless battle with your inner experiences, you can invest your energy in taking action to change your life for the better. It provides the calm space in which you can align your core values and get in touch with your true purpose and life direction.

David Barlow, famous not only for his work on CBT with anxiety disorders, but also for his development of the scientist-practitioner model, writes of ACT:

“Once in a while, there is a unique contribution. Even more rare is the grounding of that contribution in sound philosophy, on the one hand, and firm data on the other. ACT represents such an effort. In a truly creative leap forward, to behaviour change- the most significant new approaches to behaviour change of the past three decades.”

ACT has the largest body of empirical data to support its effectiveness and it is highly effective. The data confirms that cultivating acceptance, mindfulness, and openness to experience and being aware of what is important to you is highly effective for helping people to live a full meaningful and rich life.

To bring you a really effective scientifically proven mindfulness based coaching intervention is so important to us here at Breathing Space. We are passionate about helping people get the most from their lives which is why we are so excited to be able to bring this cutting-edge effective approach to the Coaching that we do. We are also professional member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. The governing body of ACT interventions. We offer our services to individuals and work with companies helping staff and executives to be the best they can be.

ACT Coaching is an opportunity to take some time for yourself, pause, reflect and re-evaluate. Whether you are 18 or 80 a student or top-level executive it is a chance to explore, consider, and make positive life changing decisions leading to a more authentic future that resonates with you on all levels allowing you to take your place in the world.

The Coaching can take place face to face in Cambridgeshire or Northamptonshire with consulting spaces in Peterborough and Oundle. Or nationally by Skype or Facetime.

So, if you, or someone you know, would like some ACT Coaching please do get in touch with Sara on 07808955060.

MINDFULNESS COACHING

Here at breathing Space we are able to offer you one to one Mindfulness Coaching. Or if it works for you we are happy to do it with a small group of friends or family. Mindfulness is an ancient none religious practice dating back 2,500 years. Extensive modern research has been done into the numerous and considerable health benefits of mindfulness. It is proving to be the antidote to the stresses and distraction of the 21st century. It is based on an attitudinal shift towards positivity, gratitude, kindness and compassion. Cultivating a mindful approach to life allows you to deepen your self-awareness, let go of judgement and be more present in each given moment.
At Breathing Space, we can devise a bespoke mindfulness programme tailored to your individual needs and requirements. Or we can deliver the eight week Mindfulness Based Living Course on an individual basis or in small friendship groups if this suits you better. As a trained coach and Mindfulness Teacher I am able to guide you and together we can explore the formal and informal practice at the heart of mindfulness that will work for you. To help you regain the focus, space, peace and calm in your life. Become more accepting of the fact that events, thoughts and feelings always change and learn to bear them more lightly and let them go. Enabling you to enjoy a deeper well-being that does not depend on things going right or always being right.

One to one Mindfulness Coaching encourages active engagement, it is positive, kind and compassion focused support. Mindfulness has been proven to be highly effective in helping to change your relationship with anxiety and stress so that you can have a greater sense of balance and happiness in your life. Making you much more moment rich.

 If you would like to discuss your requirements, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer a free 20-minute discovery call or Skype session where you can discuss your needs and requirements, and hear about the services and packages that we offer.The coaching can take place face to face in Cambridgeshire or Northamptonshire with consulting spaces in Peterborough and Oundle. Or nationally by Skype or Facetime.

So, if you, or someone you know, would like some Mindfulness Coaching or you would like to do it with a friend please do get in touch.

BENEFITS OF BREATHING SPACE

• A space in which to pause, reflect, heal and learn.

• Caring, inspirational and compassionate support.

• Bespoke Mindfulness Coaching and cutting edge ACT Coaching  catering for your unique personal development needs.

• Consulting spaces in Peterborough and Oundle for face to face sessions or nationally by Skype or Facetime.

 

At the beginning of my journey of discovery with Breathing Space, I struggled with anxiety and very poor confidence. I suffered panic attacks in many situations, from meeting up with friends and family to education related pressures. I have now been taught a wide range of simple tools and skills which have allowed me to discover who I am and have helped me to feel comfortable within myself. I have a complete new outlook on life, have achieved more than I ever thought I could and I am certainly more able to cope with life’s struggles. I feel I have transformed from an overly emotional, dependant and nervous fraction of a person, to a more confident, healthier and happier individual, who is more aware of what she is capable of achieving.’

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