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Reviewing the Disney movie “Frozen” with TAMMS

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We’ve all seen those movie rating systems with stars, thumbs up, and even rotten tomatoes.

The TAMMS (The ACT Matrix Move Scale) is a new twist on that old theme. Regardless of the number of stars, thumbs or rotten tomatoes a movie receives elsewhere, I thought it might be useful to rate movies according to TAMMS.

The new movie “Frozen” seems a good one to start with. Let me explain…

“A Beautiful Mind” is considered the top “ACT Consistent” movie as the main character first struggles with a very troubled (labeled schizophrenia) mind and ultimately learns how to have that mind and move toward meaningful living.

The matrix diagram for the main character would look something like the diagram above.
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Basic “Warm Line” Training

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Hi folks,

Today I answered a a question on a listserv about training of “Warm Line” staff. That is, they take telephone calls from troubled people, but most often not suicidal callers who are in need of a listening ear. (The staff of course screen for serious problems and refer those calls.) The time limit for warm calls is usually ten minutes. For many reasons, such Warm Lines are NOT in the business of giving advice. As you can see by my response below, the four questions outlined in the matrix diagram create a nice framework for doing this kind of work.

Click Here for my training schedule.

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Psychological Flexibility Point of View

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“The matrix introduces us to a psychologically flexible point of view. From that point of view we can efficiently learn what works for prosocial living.”

 

I’ve been using this (the sentence above) as part of my elevator speech for matrix work. What do you think? How would you change it? I’m open to suggestions. Leave a reply below.

Kevin


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“Recovery” Matrix

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We got to playing with a new matrix in the substance abuse program today. Enjoy

BTW: Denver Discount ends March 18: Click Here to Register

Individual Training/Consultation/”Supervision” slots are filling up fast.

Email me for rates and details

Kevin


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