The matrix is a diagram of the psychological flexibility point of view. It's one vertical and one horizontal line. People all around the world use the diagram to help increase psychological flexibility in schools, workplaces, civic organizations, clinics, prisons and more. Give it a try and see if it increases your psychological flexibility. Check out the website at www.drkevinpolk.com
Matrix is a process for taking Pain (such as Feeling I'm not
valued) into Passion (Feeling I'm valued). With just a bit of practice
you can start transforming the Away moves associated with the pain of
anxiety, frustration, and feeling overwhelmed into Toward moves with a
sense of accomplishment and value. You will get that sense of Passion
you've been looking for.
Taking Pain toward Passion
Matrix is simplified Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), and it's
also called the Psychological Flexibility Model. Don't worry, you don't
have to know any complicated words or do anything complicated. This is
just to let you know that the Matrix is scientific, and you can look it
up if you like.]
a "Learn to play piano in just a few minutes" lesson, the Matrix on
this page lets you get into the basics of changing Pain into Passion
would not know music theory after learning how to play a tune in just a
few minutes, and this is much the same, however, it's relatively easy
to learn the other stuff needed once you do the basic Matrix.
Here's how to get started changing your Pain into Passion...
Step 1: Draw the following diagram on a piece of paper, whiteboard or chalkboard.
Step 2:Then ask yourself four questions:
1. Who and what are important to me? Write the answers in the lower, right quadrant of the diagram.
What shows up inside of me (like fear) and gets in the way of moving
toward who and what's important to me? Write the answer in the lower,
3. What behaviors (actions) do I often do to move Away from the stuff (like fear) that shows up inside of me? Write those in the upper, left.
4. What behaviors could I do to move Toward who (and what's) important to me? Write those in the upper, right.
As you can see, I've filled a Matrix in with
"Family, Making a Difference and Feeling Valued/Passion" in the lower right,
"Fear, Feeling Devalued, Overwhelmed" in the lower left,
"Complain and Avoid" in the upper left, and
"Visit and Do what I Love" in the upper right.
You will of course fill in who and what's important, etc., but remember that Passion is very important.
diagram (nicknamed the Matrix) and the answers to the four questions
are a picture of your Psychological Flexibility point of view.
is the point of view you use the transform Pain (like feeling devalued)
into Passion toward who and what's important to you.
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