An evidence based approach

Progress Psychology coaching models are supported by a vast amount of evidence. Hundreds of rigorous, independent studies – many conducted by leading global organisations – attest to the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Training (also known as ACT, “ACTraining”, or “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy”) in helping all kinds of people improve their lives, careers, health, happiness and performance.

Below you will find a very small selection of articles and books on Coaching Psychology, Mindfulness, ACT, Positive Psychology, and Behavioural Economics, which have informed the Progress Psychology coaching model.

Bond, F. W., Flaxman, P. E., & Livheim, F. (2013). The Mindful and Effective Employee: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training Manual for Improving Well-Being and Performance. New Harbinger Publications.

Bond, F. W., & Flaxman, P. E. (2006). The ability of psychological flexibility and job control to predict learning, job performance, and mental health. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management26(1-2), 113-130.

Bond, F. W., Flaxman, P. E., van Veldhoven, M. J. P. M., & Biron, M. (2010). The impact of psychological flexibility and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on health and productivity at work. Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology. Global perspectives on research and practice, 1, 296-313.

Cayoun, B. A. (2011). Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and practice. John Wiley & Sons.

Cayoun, B. A. (2014). Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Well-being and Personal Growth: Four Steps to Enhance Inner Calm, Self-Confidence and Relationships. John Wiley & Sons.

Ciarrochi, J., & Kashdan, T. B. (Eds.). (2013). Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: the seven foundations of well-being. New Harbinger Publications.

Darby, M. & Beavan, V. (2016). Grist to the mill: A qualitative investigation of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training for experienced health professionals. Australian Psychologist, Wiley. DOI: 10.1111/ap.12215

DuFrene, T., & Wilson, K. (2010). Things might go terribly, horribly wrong: A guide to life liberated from anxiety. New Harbinger Publications.

Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2010). A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance and commitment therapy and stress inoculation training. Behaviour research and therapy, 48(8), 816-820.

Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2010). Worksite stress management training: moderated effects and clinical significance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology15(4), 347.

Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2006). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in the workplace. Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: Clinician’s guide to evidence base and applications, 377-402.

Flaxman & Bond (2010). Acceptance and Commitment Training: Promoting Psychological Flexibility Training in the workplace. Baer (ed). Assessing mindfulness and acceptance processes in clients: Illuminating the theory and practice of change. New Harbinger.

Gardner & Moore (2007). The Psychology of Enhancing Human performance. Springer.

Harris, R. (2013). The happiness trap: Stop struggling, start living (Vol. 1). Exisle Publishing.

Harris, R. (2009). ACT made simple: An easy-to-read primer on acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, S. C. and S. X. Smith (2005). Get out of your mind & into your life: the new acceptance & commitment therapy. Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change. Guilford Press.

Hooper, N., & Larsson, A. (2015). The research journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Palgrave Macmillan.

Hoare, McIlveen, & Hamilton, N. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a career counselling strategy. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance12(3), 171-187.

Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. Macmillan.

Law, H. (2013). The psychology of coaching, mentoring and learning. John Wiley & Sons.

Madanes, C. (2009). Relationship breakthrough: How to create outstanding relationships in every area of your life. Rodale.

Martin, A. J. (2005). The role of positive psychology in enhancing satisfaction, motivation, and productivity in the workplace. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 24(1-2), 113-133.

Moran, Daniel J. Acceptance and Commitment Training in the workplace. Current Opinion in Psychology 2 (2015): 26-31.

Moran, D. J. (2010). ACT for leadership: Using acceptance and commitment training to develop crisis-resilient change managers. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 6(4), 341.

Peysha, M & Peysha, Strategic Intervention Handbook: How to quickly produce profound change in yourself and others. Strategic Intervention Press.

Seligman, M. E. (2004). Authentic happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. Simon and Schuster.

Wardley, M. N., Flaxman, P. E., Willig, C., & Gillanders, D. (2014). ‘Feel the Feeling’: Psychological practitioners’ experience of acceptance and commitment therapy well-being training in the workplace. Journal of health psychology

Luthans, F. (2007). Positive organizational behavior in the workplace the impact of hope, optimism, and resilience. Journal of Management, 33(5), 774-800.