Unlock the Power of Psychological Flexibility Training for Your Staff

Anxious to Zen

Freedom is a state of mind

1.35 Million People...

in the UK are currently on leave due to stress, depression, or anxiety, and this is just a glimpse of the larger issue

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We typically offer this course to larger groups to give an insight into what the deeper dive course and workshop offer.

Mental Brakes to prevent Mental Breaks

Human beings possess the biological equivalent of a high-performance sports car between our ears.

Pair this with our natural inclination for problem-solving we often find ourselves instinctively stamping on the accelerator and steering aggressively, desperately trying to solve the unsolvable.

Whilst we hope that most people do not end up having an ‘accident’ while driving their brains that way, it may happen – and the result is poorer mental health and well-being.

At Anxious to Zen, we provide training for your employees to locate and effectively utilise their mental brakes...

With millions of people off work diagnosed with Depression, Stress or Anxiety there has never been a more important time to teach these skills.


Like filling up a vehicle with fuel, Psychological Flexibility needs to be topped up. The workshop offers the chance to begin filling up the tank away from the distractions of work and home life.


What we do


A to Z: Anxious to Zen (ish) is an organisation which provides courses in stress and maladaptive anxiety management through the cultivation of Psychological Flexibility. The courses are process based but grounded in the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT).

A to Z: Anxious to Zen (ish) Training Courses will teach your staff how to use their innate abilities to help manage anxious thoughts and associated feelings, gain more focus, reduce procrastination and improve productivity.

We understand that getting a group of staff out of their day to day work to undertake courses of this nature can be challenging.
We offer flexible options which help to identify cohorts within the organisation that would benefit the most from this work so we can be more targeted in our delivery.

The beauty of ACT is that it is transdiagnostic in that it can be applied equally well to a range of mental and emotional challenges.

Rather than approaching mental health as a problem to be ‘fixed’ we simply demonstrate a set of ACT principles that people can apply to their lives.

This makes it far more cost effective than traditional interventions as large groups can undertake the training together rather than 1-2-1 sessions.

Mental Brakes to Avoid Mental Breaks

Steve Hayes PhD, developer of Relational Frame Theory, introduces the science behind ACT and why it is so important

It was a joy to attend Dan Farmer's presentation, A to Z (Anxious to Zen 'ish), which is an introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dan's personal journey and experiences with anxiety gives his presentation a unique and inspiring dimension to the training. I would highly recommend attending or sending staff along! By making a small investment in yourself and being prepared to put a small amount of work in, it will bring more productivity to your day to day life. You will get a lot more out than what you need to put in. Excellent work Dan.

Josh Good

I recently completed Dan Farmer's course on cultivating Psychological Flexibility using Acceptance and Commitment Training, and I must say it was not only useful but truly fascinating. As someone familiar with individuals facing mental health challenges, the course opened my eyes to the realisation that most people aren't broken and don't need fixing; rather they lack the mental skills to adapt (be flexible) to the challenges that life throws as us. One of the key takeaways was distinguishing between pain and suffering. Pain is a natural response to events, while suffering depends on how we interpret and think about those experiences. I learned that while pain is inevitable, a lot of the suffering can be mitigated. Dan is an great teacher, confidently delivering the material. His claim of practicing what he preaches is evident in the passion he brings to the subject matter. Dan makes use of a lot of metaphors which really helps the audience interpret material, and certainly helped me understand why and how this work is so effective. I wholeheartedly recommend Dan's course to others. It has provided me with ample food for thought, and I am grateful for the insights gained. Thank you, Dan!

Dan Jones

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