Psychological Flexibility

Psychological Flexibility is a set of thinking and behavioural skills that supports holistic wellbeing, resilience and effectiveness in the workplace.

By practicing these skills, we become more self-aware and mindful of our approach, we learn to use values rather than emotions to guide our behaviour and we learn how to pursue meaningful goals.


The scientific evidence supporting psychological flexibility is impressive and the approach has been used in a wide range of organisational settings to boost employee health and satisfaction at work. Principles-led, it can be trained in a variety of ways, which is reflected in our courses.

‘Check your compass’ – develop your Psychological Flexibility

This half-day session gives delegates an accessible introduction to the core skills of Psychological Flexibility, time to practice each and an emphasis on getting in touch with their values to guide their pursuit of meaningful goals at work. Delegates leave the session with an action plan for the application of their values and the tools and techniques to adopt a more mindful and focused approach at work.

‘Do what matters’ – jump start your Psychological Flexibility

This course is run over three, ninety-minute sessions across six weeks. This minimises absence from the workplace, allows the training to be slotted in over shorter breaks, while also giving delegates an ample opportunity to practice the skills in between each session. Delegates will learn how to adopt a mindful approach, extract themselves with internal struggles and how to put their values into practice in pursuit of meaningful goals.

‘Show up! Let go! Get moving!’ – a Psychological Flexibility masterclass

This day-long workshop represents an excellent deep-dive into all of the skills of psychological flexibility. Delegates will get to practice techniques to increase their self-awareness, to reduce the impact of their unhelpful thoughts and emotions and to put their values into practice on a daily basis. They will learn the role of our thinking and emotions in our inner life and how to gain greater focus on what really matters each day.

Register your details below to download our free guide to developing your Psychological Flexibility:

We asked Richard to run a few of his ‘Psychological Flexibility 101’ sessions and 55 of my colleagues signed up for the initial workshops.

I was really impressed with their feedback and their comments in the brief online survey we used afterwards illustrated just how keen they were to learn more and start putting this all into practice.

Lorraine O'SullivanGroup People Director, Dentsu Aegis Network, Ireland
We are extremely pleased with the programme and its impact and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Richard and WorkLifePsych. They have exceeded our expectations.

Conall LaveryCEO, Real World Analytics

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