DR PAUL FLAXMAN

PSYCHOLOGIST & MINDFULNESS TRAINER

SKILLS OVERVIEW

For the past 15 years, Paul has been adapting one of the recent mindfulness approaches (ACT) to help improve employees’ resilience.

MINDFULNESS RESEARCHER

Training and research have been published in some of the most highly rated applied psychology journals.

ACT TRAINER

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trainer. Has trained numerous staff support and occupational health practitioners in the delivery of ACT in workplace settings.

PUBLISHED AUTHOR

Author of The Mindful and Effective Employee – a book for professionals interested in using the ACT approach in workplace settings.

SUMMARY KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Paul’s training and research have been published in some of the most highly rated applied psychology journals. He is author of The Mindful and Effective Employee – a book for professionals interested in using the ACT approach in workplace settings. Paul has presented his work at conferences across the world, and in 2014 was invited to deliver ‘keynote’ addressees at two conferences of the British Psychological Society.

Paul has delivered ACT-based training to staff in several large public sector organisations, and his training approach has been adopted by the staff support services at a number of NHS trusts.

THE MINDFUL AND EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE

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THREE-SESSION MINDFULNESS BASED INTERVENTION FOR THE WORKPLACE

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MANUAL WELL RESEARCHED AND EVIDENCED

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FROM LEADING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCHER

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.

Philip Dewe

Professor of Organisational Behavior, Birkbeck, University of London

Author of The Mindful & Effective Employee

PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS

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, 2014, Dec 4. 1359105314557977. [Epub ahead of print]

Gillanders, D., Bolderston, H., Bond, F. W., Dempster, M., Flaxman, P. E., et al. (2014). The development and initial validation of The Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire. Behavior Therapy, 45(1), 83-101.

Lloyd, J., Bond, F.W. and Flaxman, P. E. (2013). The value of psychological flexibility: Examining psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for burnout. Work and Stress, 27(2), 181-199. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2013.782157

Flaxman, P. E., Menard, J., Bond, F. W., & Kinman, G. (2012). Academics’ experiences of a respite from work: Effects of self-critical perfectionism and perseverative cognition on post-respite well-being. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 854-865.

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, 816-820.

Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2010). Worksite stress management training: Moderated effects and clinical significance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 347-358.

Bond, F. W., Flaxman, P. E., & Bunce, D. (2008). The influence of psychological flexibility on work redesign: Mediated moderation of a work reorganization intervention. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 645-654.

Flaxman, P. E., Bond, F. W., & Livheim, F. (2013). The mindful and effective employee: An acceptance and commitment therapy training manual for improving well-being and performance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Flaxman, P. E., Blackledge, J. T., & Bond, F. W. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The CBT distinctive features series. Hove: Routledge.

Flaxman, P. E & Bond, F. W. (2010). Acceptance and commitment training: Promoting psychological flexibility in the workplace. In R. A. Baer (Ed.), Assessing mindfulness and acceptance processes in clients: Illuminating the theory and practice of change. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

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