Mindful and Effective Employees: A Training Program for Maximizing Well-Being and Effectiveness Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Paperback)Paul Flaxman (author)
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The benefits of reducing employee stress are innumerable, as relaxed employees have a lower rate of absenteeism, higher rate of productivity, and enhanced resilience to workplace challenges. Reducing stress in the workplace is no longer only a matter of company culture-in today's economic climate, it is a priority that effective businesses cannot afford to neglect.
The Mindful and Effective Employee presents a complete program based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that employee trainers, human resource managers, life coaches, group therapists, occupational health professionals, and organizational development practitioners can use to enhance employee productivity and performance. In three group sessions, trainers can deliver ACT psychological and behavioral skills that will make lasting changes in employee resilience and productivity. This program is created by the world's leading experts on ACT training in workplace settings.
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 17 mm
--Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap
"This book is a remarkable step forward in accelerating productivity in the workplace while caring for the well-being and vitality of employees. When companies blend the proven ideas of mindfulness and value-directed actions into the work culture, the employees will blossom, the work teams will strengthen, and the organization will prosper. Research clearly suggests that applying the principles in this book will yield a solid return on investment. It is easy to envision leading-edge companies capitalizing on this training manual. These forward-thinking companies will not only advance their bottom line, but will also benefit the people of the organization. The Mindful and Effective Employee training manual presents a solid how-to handbook for achieving the elusive win-win scenario of creating productive and healthy work environments."
--D.J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D, senior vice president of Quality Safety Edge and founder of Pickslyde Consulting
"After reading The Mindful and Effective Employee I felt inspired, wiser, and very well equipped to deal with both individual career coaching and brief but effective group exercises. This is a glistening gem of a book, and it provides the reader with a smart 'how-to' rationale for delivering cutting-edge, evidence-based workplace training. I want to start practicing what I learned right now!"
--Walter Osika, MD, PhD, specialist in internal medicine and author of The Stressed Heart
"Even though work is often defined as a necessary evil, having a job tops the list of what makes people happy in life. Work is a great source of both stress and joy. We spend more time working than doing any other single activity in our lives. It stands to reason that psychotherapists help us to learn to react to the challenges of work in ways that are healthy in the long run. The aim of this book is to demonstrate how ACT can be implemented in the workplace. The authors are internationally acclaimed experts in the field. The book is helpful for both the newcomer to ACT and the seasoned expert. It covers the theoretical aspects as well as practical session-by-session protocols and handouts. This book is the first of its kind; don't miss it!"
--JoAnne Dahl, PhD, professor in the department of psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
"This book is a must for those wishing to make a significant contribution to workplace health and well-being. It is built out of workplace experience and research and written by authors who are experts in their field, offering techniques that are carefully crafted, known to work, and readily transferable into the workplace. More than just a valuable resource, this book gives support and confidence to those wanting to improve the quality of working lives."
--Philip Dewe, professor of organizational behavior, department of organizational psychology, Birkbeck, University of London