Using acceptance and commitment therapy in coaching relational and organisational flexibility

David Steare
27 October 2014

Relational frame theory provides a systemic understanding of human functioning and provides the theoretical basis for acceptance and commitment therapy. With strong links to mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy provides a useful way to connect to our own and to others' emotional and relational needs. In the brief theory parts of the session we will look at the basics of the theory and the therapy. In the experiential parts, we will consider our own and an organisation's needs and resources via an evaluation and monitoring instrument provided.


Please note the session aims to develop a work in progress and suggestions for further development and application will be welcome.


David Steare is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the Association of Family Therapy, and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. David recently retired from NHS child & adolescent mental health work and is contactable via email or via