Why do you need a coach?
If you had to prepare for an important competition, what would you do to improve your performance? You would rely on a professional coach! This is what champions usually do.
Just as a sport coach would help you to improve your physical skills (resistance, strength, etc…), increasing yours and your team chances to win, our coaches will lead you to to improve your psychological skills to achieve greater performance and better well being.
Not every Coach methodology is proven to be effective: our model is scientific and evidence-based
Our model is based on Positive Psychology, developed mainly by M. Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania, and on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training), founded mainly by S. Hayes at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
Positive Psychology’s Science is based on a psychological construct named Resilience while ACT’s Science is based on a psychological construct called Flexibility: these constructs are causally related to the best managerial behaviors: leadership, assertiveness, charisma, stress management, effective communication, assertiveness, engagement, creativity, concentration.
Every person has a different degree of Flexibility and Resilience.
Improving your Flexibility and your Resilience means optimizing your ability to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours while keeping the focus on the present moment and the commitment towards your goals and your values. It’s a new, powerful, psychological skill.
The Hexaflex’s six psychological processes
Psychological Flexibility and Resilience are made up of 6 key psychological processes. You can train your flexibility and resilience with coaching sessions and specific training based on ACT and on Positive Psychology!
We train six psychological processes following ACT and Positive Psychology.
- Problem Solving (formerly Defusion). Ability to discern and recognize important thoughts from unnecessary ones and to be aware of beliefs that may limit one’s performance. Improving this skill means change the way one interacts with or relates to thoughts by creating contexts in which their helpful functions are increased and their unhelpful functions are diminished.
- Resilience (formerly Acceptance). Resilience is taught as an alternative to experiential avoidance to improve the ability to accept unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, anger, fear without unnecessary attempts to change their frequency or form (especially when doing so would cause psychological harm) and to develop positive behaviours. Resilience is not an end itself but rather is fostered as a method of increasing values-based and positive action.
- Focusing on the present moment. This process promotes ongoing non-judgmental contact with psychological and environmental events as they occur. The goal is to experience the world more directly so that their behavior is more flexible and thus their actions more consistent with the values that they hold. This process also promote the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, this state is characterized by complete absorption in what one does in the present moment!
- Values and Strengths (formerly Values). Values are chosen qualities of purposive action that can never be obtained as an object but can be instantiated moment by moment mainly using one’s strengths.
- Positive Commitment (formerly Committed Actions). Unlike values, which are constantly instantiated but never achieved as an object, concrete goals are constistent values that can be achieved through committed action. Our coaching always involves setting and commitment towards short, medium, and long-term goals.
- Developing positive Mindset (formerly Perspective Self). The Mindset emerges over years and leads to a sense of self as a content, rather than a context. Having a mindset means to wear colored eyeglasses from where watching and understanding the world. I’m “blue” so I see the world colored in blue. Developing a contextual mindset means that mindset is view as a locus or perspective: looking at my eyeglasses rather than from my eyeglasses. Mindset as context is important because from this standpoint one can adopt a more effective mindset.