The ACT Matrix with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Guest: Elena Zaklas, BCBA, LBA

Jul 24, 2019

Elena talks about using the ACT Matrix with children. Go to this address for the audio-only podcast:

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The ACT Matrix in Major League Baseball: Noticing Baseballs and Workability

Jul 19, 2019

James Schwabach talks about how he uses the ACT Matrix with Major League Baseball Players.

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The Inner Game of Balance

Dec 07, 2018

Self-Care in Non-Profits with Craig Kennedy.

Craig does a wonderful job of taking us through Loop 1 of the ProSocial Matrix. Some people also call is the "Me" loop.

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Values-Based Parenting

Dec 07, 2018

A webinar by Elena Zaklas.

Elena takes us around both loops of the ProSocial Matrix as she shows us how to establish values and workability.

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Topic: Values-Based Parenting
Date: Dec 6, 2018 9:54 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The ACT Matrix Meets "the life-changing magic of tidying up"

Sep 16, 2018

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a New York Times bestseller by Marie Kondo is lovely.

One of the more exciting parts of the book is about your emotional relationship with the physical stuff you have accumulated.

Below is a picture of how we might map this relationship on the ACT Matrix.

The top of the picture represents you touching, holding, seeing, smelling, hearing, and even tasting the object of your affections.

A few milliseconds later you are mentally experiencing the object. Memories and emotions flood through you. 

Since you are tidying up, a decision lies before you,

Keep it? 

Or Toss it?



So the next time you go about tidying up, you might do this noticing exercise:

If you decide to keep it, then notice if keeping it is a toward or an away move?

If you decide to toss it, then notice if tossing it is a toward or an away move?


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Sorting Silverware and Sorting Into the ACT Matrix

Aug 05, 2018

Sorting is the powerful change process when doing the ACT Matrix.

Imagine if someone asked you to sort silverware into the silverware drawer. You would quickly sort knives, forks, and spoons into their places. You are familiar with sorting into silverware drawers.

When you first encounter the ACT Matrix, you don't know where to sort things, but that soon changes.

You learn that people who are important to you get "sorted" into the lower right quadrant.

Then you learn that the stuff that can show up inside of you, like fear, is sorted into the lower left.

Next, you learn that behaviors you do to lessen stuff like fear, anxiety, and anger get sorted into the upper left.

And finally, you learn the behaviors you do to move toward who's important to you get sorted into the upper right.

In just a short while the four quadrants of the ACT Matrix become a silverware drawer for your life experiences.

Now, anytime and anywhere you can ask, "Where does this thing I'm doing now go? In...

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How To Inspire Others and Be A Respected Leader

Jun 20, 2018

We take a look at inspiring action and being respected by using the nonjudgmental questions of the ProSocial Matrix.

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Reinventing Organizations and Unleashing the Power of Your Team

Jun 18, 2018

A webinar presented by Donna Read and Phil Tenaglia. 

Phil and Donna are both Mastermind students.

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How To Make A Good Living Doing Business Consulting With The ProSocial Matrix

Apr 27, 2018

A webinar about how to do business consulting with the ProSocial Matrix.

Using Loop 1 as a warmup.

Using Loop 2 for aligning on shared purposes.

How to set up an inbound marketing system. 

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