Acceptance and Commitment Coaching: Distinctive Features

Acceptance and Commitment Coaching: Distinctive Features

by Jon Hill, Joe Oliver

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Jon Hill and Joe Oliver introduce the Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC) model with clarity and accessibility, defining it as an approach that incorporates mindfulness and acceptance, focusing on committed, values-based actions to help coachees make meaningful changes to their lives.

Acceptance and Commitment Coaching: Distinctive Features explains the ACC model in such a way that the reader will be able to put it into practice immediately, as well as offering sufficient context to anchor the practical tools in a clear theoretical framework. Split into two parts, the book begins by emphasising ACC’s relevance and its core philosophy before providing an overview of its key thereotical points and the research that supports it. The authors also explain the six key ACC processes: defusion, acceptance, contact with the present moment, self as context, values and committed action, and explain how to use them in practice. Hill and Oliver address essential topics, such as the critical work needed before and as you begin working with a coachee, how to use metaphor as an effective tool as a coach, and they finish by offering helpful tips on how to help coachees maintain their positive changes, how to make ACC accessible to all types of client, how to manage challenging coachees and how to work with both individuals and groups using ACC. Aimed specifically at coaches, the book offers context, examples, practicality and a unique combination of practical and theoretical points in a concise format.

Acceptance and Commitment Coaching: Distinctive Features is essential reading for coaches, coaching psychologists and executive coaches in practice and in training. It would be of interest to academics and students of coaching psychology and coaching techniques, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioners looking to move into coaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351346160
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/17/2018
Series: Coaching Distinctive Features
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jon Hill is a corporate trainer and executive coach, and the founder of Blueprint Coaching and Training Ltd, working with companies around the world to improve resilience, well-being and psychological flexibility.

Dr Joe Oliver is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and founder of Contextual Consulting, the leading provider of ACT training in the United Kingdom. He has worked for over 20 years as a practising psychologist and is currently a course director at University College London. He also runs a busy London-based private practice, offering ACT coaching and consultations.

Table of Contents



Part 1: The Distinctive Theoretical Features of ACC

  1. The World According to ACC
  2. Why Acceptance and Commitment Coaching?
  3. Relational Frame Theory (RFT) for Dummies
  4. ACT Coaching Research – The Evidence
  5. Philosophy 101 for Coaches – Functional Contextualism
  6. Defusion
  7. Acceptance
  8. Contact with Present Moment
  9. Self as Context
  10. Values
  11. Committed Action
  12. Part 2: The Distinctive Practical Features of ACC

  13. What we Talk About When We Talk About ACC
  14. Assessment
  15. The Matrix
  16. Formulation
  17. The Workability Game
  18. Use of Metaphor
  19. Facilitating Cognitive Defusion
  20. From Struggle to Acceptance
  21. Be Here Now – Helping Coachees Contact the Present Moment
  22. Introducing Self as Context
  23. What Really Matters – Success Through Values
  24. Helping Coachees Take Committed Action
  25. Persistence and the Power of Habit
  26. Mindfulness on the Move
  27. Working With High Performers
  28. Managing Tricky or Unexpected Moments
  29. Six Mistakes We Have Made (And What We Learned)
  30. A Simple Six-Session ACC Coaching Model
  31. ACC for Group Coaching, Training and Development




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