Learn The ACT Matrix (Free Training)

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You will quickly learn the ACT Matrix and how to apply it to real-life situations. 

Includes "Your Daily Matrix!"

The ACT Matrix In Action 

Join Dr. Polk as he uses a real-world example of using the ACT Matrix in business.

Learn how the ACT Matrix can clarify what motivates you and the steps you need to take to get started toward success.

ACT Matrix Academy Online Courses

Saving the Couple

The ProSocial Matrix is an extension of the ACT Matrix, and it's dynamite for working with couples and other relationships.

If you only learn how to do one extra thing with the ACT Matrix, then it should be couples work.

This course is part of Webinar Pass.

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How To Deal With Difficult People

You have probably had to deal with difficult people. You just don't know what to say back to them. The trick is to "send" their words right by you and right back at them. 

This is called Verbal Aikido and it comes naturally after you have learned how to ask people to sort into the matrix.

For that matter, you can even practice verbal aikido on your own troubling thoughts.

You will love verbal aikido with the ACT Matrix.

This course is another Free Bonus with Webinar Pass.

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Team Building (and repair)

If you have a team you manage, then you know the challenges of keeping it running well. 

You probably also know the pains of trying to fix a broken team.

You will be amazed at how well the ProSocial Matrix process works to get your team lined up on shared purposes.

And it works great for dealing with big egos that are getting in the way of an effective team process.

Your team will be awesome in no time.

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Mastering Relationships

(Okay, so the image to the right is just cute. Let's call the child the product of a relationship.)

Relationships are what makes the world go round, especially when it comes to pairing up. The ACT and ProSocial Matrix are just perfect for creating, maintaining and repairing all kinds of relationships.

This course is FREE with Webinar Pass.

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Overcoming Self Doubt

One of the most frequent problems I hear about is self-doubt. The ACT Matrix will quickly let you see how to have a fruitful relationship with your doubt. You will learn how to use doubt to your advantage instead of it being something that holds you back.

This course is Free with Webinar Pass.

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Healthcare Intakes

If you are in physical or mental health care and do intakes, then you will be blown away by this. The ACT Matrix can be slightly modified and used to build a meaningful treatment plan that works.

This course alone is worth a whole year of Webinar Pass!

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Pain Management

The ACT Matrix is used in pain management clinics around the world. In the Free Bonus course you learn the ins and outs of doing pain management with the ACT Matrix.

This course is a Free Bonus with Webinar Pass.

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Analyze Historical and Fictional Characters, e.g., Scrooge

It's fun to look at characters using the ACT Matrix. Delve into their deepest motivations. Look at what changes them and those around them.

The big bonus in this activity is improving your ability to get at your own motivations and what changes you.

As always, it's Free with Webinar Pass.

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Healthy Eating

If you struggle with managing what you eat, then this Free Bonus course is just for you.

In one video you will learn how to pause and be wise in what you choose to eat.

A Free Bonus with Webinar Pass.

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Trauma Memories (PTSD) Management

The ACT Matrix was created while Dr. Polk was working with groups of Veterans struggling with trauma memories. People with trauma memories enjoy this work and most of them markedly improve how they deal with painful memories.

You guessed it, this course is Free with Webinar Pass.

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How To Use The ACT Matrix

This is an extension of the free course ACT Matrix course.
(See the top of this page.)
You will learn more about using the ACT Matrix in a variety of settings and situations.

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New Year's Resolutions

Just the ticket for being a better person and moving more toward valued living from this day forward.

A Free Bonus with Webinar Pass

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Mastering The Therapeutic Relationship

This mini course blows past complicated jargon and gets you right into what you need to do within any therapeutic relationship.

Doctors, coaches, therapists and more can benefit from this.

A Free Bonus course with Webinar Pass

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End of Life Care

Moving toward who's important gets vitally important toward the end of life. The ACT Matrix is a kind way of looking back over a life spent and making the most of what's left.

This is a Free Bonus of Webinar Pass

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Treatment and Wellness Planning

The ACT Matrix is a great way to change old fashioned treatment planning into the much more satisfying wellness planning.

Yes, It's Part of Webinar Pass

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Mastermind Groups

Any mastermind group (and yes, there's Matrix Mastermind) can benefit from using the ACT and ProSocial Matrix. 

The group's goals get clearer.
The obstacles get concrete and easier to manage.
The camaraderie is heartfelt. 

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ACT Matrix Coaching/Consultation Groups

Maintaining valued living can be tricky for the people you work with, and for you.

  • Does dealing with difficult people throw you off track?
  • Do you need fresh ideas for using the matrix with couples?
  • Would you like to expand your practice to working with businesses?

    These are just a few of the special topics addressed during the consultation groups. These groups are the best way to keep up with the latest developments of both the ACT and ProSocial Matrix.

There are once and twice-per-month groups offered at several different times. 

Fee are values based.

Monthly Online ACT Matrix Consultation Groups

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Biweekly Online ACT Matrix Consultation Groups

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Business Consulting (ProSocial Mastermind)

Organizations around the world need your help, and you can use the ProSocial Matrix to help them solve problems ...

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Dr. Polk is dedicated to teaching you the ACT Matrix and how to inspire action and be a respected leader with the ProSocial Matrix.

Dr. Polk is a clinical psychologist, co-developer of the ACT Matrix, and developer of the ProSocial Matrix. He is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer.

He has co-authored two books on the use of the ACT Matrix and is currently working on a book about the ProSocial Matrix.

Dr. Polk does online and in-person training to professionals and organizations around the world.

Contact: [email protected]

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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

More Information

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.

More About ProSocial Mastermind

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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