Goals are sustainable only when they are linked to what is most important to us: our values.
Our behaviour grows out of the philosophical assumptions we have – we assume the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. We often get so caught up in this world that we lose sight of our self-directedness.
My philosophy is about behavioural activation: moving away from habitual language and thought; moving towards a more vital direction. To change attitude, we must change behaviour; to change behaviour we must set goals; goals are sustainable only when they are linked to what is most important to us: our values.
Deep values work requires a commitment to act on your values and a desire to achieve lasting fulfilment and contentment. I provide intensive mentoring to assist people to move more freely through stages of significant life disruption with a focus on a value-driven life.
Here are some resources to help you get started:
Act Mindfully – NSW (Australia) based psychologist, Russ Harris, offers a variety of resources here, designed to compliment his self-help books -”The Happiness Trap”, “The Confidence Gap”, “The Reality Slap” and ”ACT With Love” (see ‘Free Stuff’).
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – PsychologyToday blurb provides information on ACT, a type of therapy specifically supporting values work.
Values Ink is an app offering a simple card sort task that helps you explore and clarify your life values. Available on your App Store.