A six-week group coaching programme that helps you create a life of purpose and meaning
Do you feel stuck?
Feel like you haven't unlocked your full potential?
Do you feel like you have self-defeating habits?
Do you feel worried, stressed, overwhelmed or anxious?
Do you feel unfulfilled and that your life lacks purpose?
Would you like to get out of your own way & create your own best life?
Acceptance and commitment coaching is a science-backed empirically supported model that helps to create psychological flexibility & behaviour change.
Real change comes from learning how to manage your mind.
Acceptance and commitment coaching will give you those tools and help you:
Build strength from the inside.
Unhook from unhelpful thoughts & beliefs.
Help you to discover what really matters to you.
Teach you to be fully present and create a place of calm, peace and stability.
Help you build confidence.
Help you build self-compassion and a sense of self-worth.
Help you work towards achieving your goals.
Unlock your full potential and help you create a rich & meaningful life full of vitality & purpose.
get on the right path
Many of us experience a calling to do more and create a life of lasting impact but our fears get in the way.
Meaning our daily actions and contributions are not inline with our deeper convictions.
If you are ready to embrace a new way of thinking and move towards mastery of your life.
If you are ready to build habits that stick, change behaviours and step into who you want to be.
Then join ACC life coach Gary Bridgeman on a six-week group coaching experience that will change your world.
By the end of the six weeks you’ll;
Be a more loving and compassionate person
Be able to communicate with clarity
Give (and receive) more from life
Develop a far deeper understanding of one’s self
Show up and make a bigger impact for loved ones, family, and community
Understand your unique role in life
Meet Gary Bridgeman your coach and guide for the next six weeks
At nine years old Gary lost his father to cancer this one event become something that drove him to search for answers to life’s biggest questions.
Who do I want to be?
What do I want my life to stand for?
What do I really want to do with the time I have available to me every day?
”I spent my life looking for ways to fill this hole inside of me with drugs, relationships and jobs. I believed that life was something that happened to me rather than for me. I spent a lifetime searching for purpose and meaning outside of myself.
It was only by using the tools and processes of acceptance and commitment coaching I was able to wake up my consciousness and step into who I truly wanted to be” - Gary Bridgeman ACC Life Coach.
Acceptance and commitment coaching has helped Gary transform his beliefs about himself. He has gone from lost, confused and stuck to being clear about his purpose and mission in life.
Becoming at peace with the world around me and at peace within myself.
What You’ll Learn
How Your Life Is Going To Change in just six weeks
The six processes that make you mentally and emotionally flexible and feeling whole and complete
Acceptance and commitment coaching is built on proven science that blends psychology with philosophy creating a unique model for living your life in alignment with your deepest values and convictions.
Inside the wisdom traditions, there are ways of reining in analytic judgmental language, and the wisdom traditions impact our deeper clinical traditions. - Professor Steven C. Hayes one of the founding fathers of Acceptance and Commitment Coaching
Why your emotions and thoughts stop you being who you want to be
We want to run from our unpleasant emotions and unhelpful thoughts. Unfortunately this means we end up suffering more than we have to because the cost of this is to avoid all of our emotions.
Our capacity to feel joy, connection and love is directly connected to our capacity to feel loss.
You’ll learn how to overcome your overwhelming emotions and unhelpful thoughts so they no longer act as barrier to you achieving you goals.
Why vulnerability is the path to happiness
In order to learn, we have to be able to become vulnerable—and admit failure. Personal growth depends on our ability to be vulnerable, to make mistakes, to be willing to fail, to be uncertain and take risks, and to adapt our approach in our search to be complete.
You’ll learn how to be open and accepting of your vulnerability so that you can become comfortable with uncertainly, take risks and feel complete.
How to access feelings of joy, inner peace, forgiveness, gratitude, and compassion
When you understand the concept of unity and wholeness you’ll unleash the power within you.
Acceptance and commitment coaching helps you connect to your deeper sense of self and allows you to access your own internal happiness.
You’ll learn how to maintain feeling of happiness, inner peace independent of external circumstances.
How to live your life with intent and connect with your higher sense of purpose
Once you step away from your thoughts and develop a more transcendental sense of self you’re able to connect to your greater sense of purpose. You’ll understand what actions you need to take to create your exceptional life.
Master the six processes of acceptance and commitment coaching
Week One - Be Here Now
In this module we take a look at mindfulness what it is and what it isn't and the skill of being more aware.
Mindfulness is a particular quality of awareness, in acceptance and commitment coaching we define mindfulness as being aware of the present moment, in a way that is conscious, curious and flexible.
The way we pay attention and where we direct our awareness is fundamental to the way we experience life.
If we become inflexible with how and where we direct our attention - if it is continuously rigid and super focused like a laser beam, or if it is too diffuse, wandering around all over the place our lives will be diminished.
Week two - Create Space
In this module, we will look at the ways you can create space between you and your thoughts.
We all tend to over-identify with our thoughts, amplifying them in our minds to become “the truth.”
When we become so attached or fused, to ideas in this way, it is easy to see how they can feel so powerful.
You'll be introduced to practical powerful skills that help you overcome unhelpful thoughts and emotions that sometimes hook you and stop you stepping out of fear and into love.
Week Three - Check your story
Since you were born and started to speak, you’ve been asked many questions about yourself. How old are you? What do you want to be? What do you like? Who are you? Over time you’ve built a consistent “story” about yourself.
You have a story about what you’ve done and what you like. About why you have problems or how you can’t be like other people you admire.
Why you can’t have the life you want for yourself or live a life of love?
In this session, we'll look at how you can look at your story and rewrite it so you can stop being controlled by your stories you tell yourself.
Week four- Accept and Expand
Acceptance changes your life once you understand how to achieve it, but a lot of people struggle with how to do it.
The first thing to realise that acceptance isn't something that you obtain through a cognitive process, you can't just decide to accept something, and that is that.
It is instead, something that you do with your body rather than your head. It is something that you feel rather than think.
In this session, we'll look at some of the most effective practices that you can use to promote acceptance in your life.
Week five - Know What Matters
Have you really thought about the big question in life?
"What do you hope to achieve and what kind of person do you want to be?"
Have you really stopped to think about the bigger picture, where your life is going, and what you are searching for?
People who spend time answering these questions with clarity and depth often come to find that the only thing that gets in their way is themselves. This is because thinking about where you came from, who you are and where you are going helps you chart a simpler and more rewarding path through life.
So how do you do it effectively?
In this session, we will look at how you can get in touch with what really matters in your life and gain clarity on what you want your life to be about.
Week Six - Take Intentional Action
When we tend to get lost in the past, worry about the future, react to our emotions or believe our thoughts we stay stuck in self-defeating patterns of behaviour.
Intentional action is a step-by-step process of creating a whole life of purpose, true to your self, your deepest wishes and desires.
It is the difference between being interested in achieving your goals and being committed to achieving your goals.
If you are merely interested, you will continue to justify, avoid and give in to your thoughts and emotions.
In this session, we look at how you bring together all your skills to take intentional action that helps you step out of fear and into love.
Location, dates and timing
The workshop will take place over six weeks;
25th April 2019, 1900 to 2100
2nd May 2019, 1900 to 2100
9th May 2019, 1900 to 2100
16th May 2019, 1900 to 2100
23th May 2019, 1900 to 2100
29th May 2019, 1900 to 2100
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