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Phil Tenaglia (Philadelphia)

"Whether you are a helper, educator or business/ organizational professional,
Dr. Polk's fabulous training and website will provide you with effective
and powerful tools to get you where you want to go.

I have worked and trained with Kevin for many years. Kevin always over-delivers. He's always there for consultation and guidance. The matrix allows me to "make a difference" each day on a personal and professional level.

I have gone on to train individuals and groups of all ages and witnessed the power of the ACT Matrix to change lives and relationships.

Do yourself and those you serve a favor and enroll in the ACT Matrix Academy. It is a beautiful, empowering gift you can give to yourself and others.”

Phil Tenaglia
School Psychologist
Family Therapist
ProSocial Matrix Trainer

Donna Read (Denver)

“I’ve been using the ACT Matrix created by Dr. Polk for at least five years now as part of my clinical and consulting practices and am adept at using the Matrix. The Matrix is a flexible and deceptively simple tool that can be used in pretty much every situation where people want to move toward their goals in spite of the stuff holding them back. As a member of the ProSocial Matrix Professional Development Program, I have deepened and broadened my skills and become part of a vibrant, supportive community working diligently to bring the Matrix into the world. In addition, being part of our Matrix tribe has increased my focus, productivity, and given me a strong belief in my ability to make a difference wherever I use it.   

As for you, joining the Matrix Professional Development Program will provide you with the benefits of having Dr. Polk as a mentor and precious resource as well as of membership in a vibrant, supportive community of professionals working together to bring society to a higher level of consciousness. You can only gain by joining our program.”

Donna C. Read, MA, CCTP, CCP

Consultant/Coach/ Psychotherapist
Doctoral Candidate, Leadership and Organizational/Personal Transformation
ProSocial/Matrix Professional Trainer

Cliff Jekel (D.C.)

"When I first enrolled in the ACT Matrix Academy I considered myself a student. As a lifelong learner I am always interested in expanding my horizons.

But as time has gone on, I am starting to feel more like a convert! The ACT Matrix is so flexible, so elegant, so powerful, and so relevant in almost every situation, that I am now using it as the context for all my coaching, consulting, and personal development work.

No matter what your personal or professional goals, I cannot imagine you won't be inspired and energized by developing a deep level of comfort and facility with the ACT Matrix. And I am confident there is no more direct way to do that than by committing yourself to the ACT Matrix Academy. For me it was one of the best moves I have made in a very long time."

Coach and ProSocial Matrix Trainer

Henry Whitfield (London)

Having weekly meetings with Kevin made me stop dreaming about Prosocial and had me start doing it.
Right now I am having such a profound meaningful time with an organisation that Kevin helped me get ready for. His flexibility even led to us have a meeting with one of the staff members at the organisation I am consulting with. I would recommend to anyone serious about doing Prosocial to join Kevin's Mastermind group.
The possibilities for Prosocial work are endless and organisations are so delighted to have the opportunity to evolve.

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All the best,

Henry Whitfield
ProSocial Matrix Trainer

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Workplace Stress Management Training

The ACT Matrix is a tool for increasing psychological flexibility.

The ProSocial Matrix is and awesome tool for increasing workplace safety and resiliency.

In the The ProSocial Mastermind members learn how to make a good living while teaching the ProSocial Matrix to businesses and organizations around the world.

We learn how to get better and better at engaging businesses and organizations with the ProSocial Matrix.

You can join the ProSocial Mastermind by clicking below. There is only one low lifetime fee.

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On-Site Workshops

Drs. Polk travels the world doing On-Ground Workshops. These are usually two-day events.

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Level 1: Introduction to the Matrix. You and your guests will learn how to set up the ACT Matrix and how to invite people to sort their life story and increase psychological flexibility.

Level 2: Going deeper. In this 2-day training participants will learn Verbal Aikido skills.
How to deal with difficult people.
Working with sticky words.

Level 3: Advanced--Using the ACT Matrix and Verbal Aikido to increase Psychological Safety with:
And More...

Participants will learn how to effectively use the ACT Matrix right away. Many past participants have effectively used the matrix when seeing clients that evening.

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Workplace Training

Do you have a workplace that wants to reach for the stars?

Maybe you have a workplace that has been hurt by investigations that have left everyone distrustful and bitter?

Is your workplace struggling to be truly diverse and inclusive?

Let us come in and get your workers on track to maximum success. They will be working well together and loving that they do after just a few ProSocial Matrix meetings.

Dr. Polk will come to your workplace and do ProSocial Matrix training.

Level 1: We introduce one of your work groups to the ProSocial Matrix and how to define shared purposes and increase both worker morale and productivity.

Level 2: We show the workgroup how to use a skill called Verbal Aikido to solve difficult situations and prevent difficulties in the first place.

Level 3: We train you team how to train others in using the ProSocial Matrix.

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Diversity Training in the Workplace

The ProSocial Matrix works with any human with language.

Far beyond teaching what diversity is, the ProSocial Matrix engages your diverse employees in a collaborative process that naturally respects all nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, etc.

If you have been struggling with developing a truly diverse workforce, let us come train your staff in the ProSocial Matrix. 

Level 1: We introduce your diverse workgroup to the ProSocial Matrix and show them how to develop dynamic shared purposes within the context of diversity.

Level 2: We show your diverse workgroup how to work through difficult issues using the ProSocial matrix and a skill called Verbal Aikido.

Level 3: We show a group of diverse employees how to train other workgroups in using the ProSocial Matrix and Verbal Aikido. 

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The ACT Matrix is a Simple Tool For Finding Meaning And Purpose In All Walks Of Life.

Acceptance and Commitment Training/Therapy (ACT) is an an evidenced-based way of helping you let go of struggling and get moving toward valued living. The ACT Matrix is easy to learn, yet infinite in meaning.

The "Matrix" is a 2x2 grid (or matrix) that is formed by crossing two lines.

You can see a picture of it on this page. The matrix is a diagram for engaging people in the ACT process. You look at the diagram and answer four very simple questions. Then you sort your answers onto the matrix.

What you need to do for who and what's important becomes clear to you.

The stuff that has been showing up and getting in the way has much less power over you. You quickly start learning how to add meaning to your life.

Engaging people in the ACT process with the matrix is very different that teaching them about ACT. After only a minute or two with the matrix people begin learning how see their lives from a flexible point of view. With this point of view people can quickly learn how to move in valued directions, even while they are having fear, pain or other unpleasant feelings.

Think of the ACT Matrix as shooting baskets by yourself. You focus on your senses for successful shooting.

You also focus on your mind and let go of the fear of missing and such.

You learn how to move toward making baskets.

You learn how to effectively move away from uncomfortable stuff that gets in the way of making baskets.

The ProSocial Matrix Tool Continues the ACT Matrix

The ProSocial Matrix is used with two or more people.

The couple or group answers four additional simple questions and sorts the answers onto the 2x2 matrix. They gain what is known as psychological safety. With increased psychological safety they can more easily move toward shared purposes while positively dealing with interpersonal obstacles. 

With the ProSocial Matrix you have progressed from shooting baskets alone to working as a team. 

Far beyond just winning the team focuses on camaraderie, sharing, building each other up and more. 

More than anything they focus on, in the words of Bobby Knight, "The willingness to prepare to win."

Our Team

Dr. Polk

Dr. Burkhart

Dr. Olaz

Ellie Burkhart Polk, MS

The Essential Workshop for the ACT Matrix

I wanted to let you know that in late February, I'll be leading an online training on the ACT Matrix with Praxis (part of New Harbinger publications).

The Essential Workshop for the ACT Matrix

8 sessions starting February 26

Mondays, 5 pm - 7 pm Eastern Standard Time

CE Certificate included.

The ACT Matrix is an easy-to-use tool that applies to everything in your clinical practice: working with individuals or groups; using ACT with couples, businesses, and teams; and it will even help bring more effectiveness to your case conceptualizations. In this intensive online workshop, join the founder of the ACT Matrix, myself, and Tim Gordon, a social worker/ACT trainer, and immerse yourself in the ACT Matrix.

Over eight weeks, you will learn how the most complex ACT concepts and basic behavioral science principles can be used with simplicity in your own practice through this simple yet powerful diagram.

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