Within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) there are six key elements helping to build ‘psychological flexibility.’ Of them, ‘Committed Action’ can sometimes be the most difficult. I believe the skill of conscious and deliberate behavior is difficult because we are so often divorced from our bodies. We treat them as carriers for our thinking selves rather than an integral part of how we shape our world and make the decisions we do within it.
“Moving Health Forward” grew out of this thinking and joined with an absolute love of nature and community. I wanted experiences that helped people sweat a little, encourage dwelling in discomfort within a supportive community, and facilitate conversations about human psychology and mindfulness skills. To get outside of our four-walled living and get out into a world in which boundaries are what we create in our minds, is a fundamental need for greater well-being.
Principles of Movement
- Movement encompasses every part of who we are. This means it integrates all the parts of your life in an attempt at a balanced system. Where one area is over-filled or under-fed, other areas will feel the strain.
- Health is wholistic and requires active conscious engagement. This means looking at personal Principles, setting SMART goals and co-creating habits with your environment (which includes the people in your life).
- Direction in life is based on Values and the Principles that guide their manifestation as Behavior.
- Values provide the starting point for meaning, Principles bring in the structure for what they mean to you and Behavior is how you react to each context/situation you find yourself in.