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Paul’s training and research have been published in some of the most highly rated applied psychology journals. He is author of The Mindful and Effective Employee – a book for professionals interested in using the ACT approach in workplace settings. Please click on the book icon to the left: "The Mindful and Effective Employee" to find out more about this. Paul has presented his work at conferences across the world, and in 2014 was invited to deliver ‘keynote’ addressees at two conferences of the British Psychological Society.


Paul has delivered ACT-based training to staff in several large public sector organisations, and his training approach has been adopted by the staff support services at a number of NHS trusts.

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  • Flaxman, P. E., Bond, F. W., & Livheim, F. (2013). The mindful and effective employee: An acceptance and commitment therapy training manual for improving well-being and performance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.


  • Flaxman, P. E., Blackledge, J. T., & Bond, F. W. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The CBT distinctive features series. Hove: Routledge.


  • Flaxman, P. E & Bond, F. W. (2010). Acceptance and commitment training: Promoting psychological flexibility in the workplace. In R. A. Baer (Ed.), Assessing mindfulness and acceptance processes in clients: Illuminating the theory and practice of change. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Dr Paul Flaxman is an occupational psychologist and has published peer-reviewed articles on workplace stress and on how a mindfulness approach helps employees manage stress and burnout more effectively. For the past 15 years, Dr. Paul Flaxman has been adapting one of the more recent mindfulness approaches (known as acceptance and commitment therapy or ACT) to help improve employees’ resilience and psychological health.


Dr Paul Flaxman




Dr Paul Flaxman

Chartered Occupational Psychologist

For the past 15 years, Paul has been adapting one of the recent mindfulness approaches (ACT) to help improve employees’ resilience.

  • Wardley M. N., Flaxman P.E., Willig C., Gillanders D. (2014). 'Feel the Feeling': Psychological practitioners' experience of acceptance and commitment therapy well-being training in the workplace. Journal of Health Psychology, 2014, Dec 4. 1359105314557977. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Pangallo, A., Lewis, R., Zibarras, L., and Flaxman, P. E. (2014). Resilience through the lens of interactionism: A Systematic Review. Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1037/pas0000024


  • Gillanders, D., Bolderston, H., Bond, F. W., Dempster, M., Flaxman, P. E., et al. (2014). The development and initial validation of The Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire. Behavior Therapy, 45(1), 83-101.


  • Lloyd, J., Bond, F.W. and Flaxman, P. E. (2013). The value of psychological flexibility: Examining psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for burnout. Work and Stress, 27(2), 181-199. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2013.782157


  • Flaxman, P. E., Menard, J., Bond, F. W., & Kinman, G. (2012). Academics’ experiences of a respite from work: Effects of self-critical perfectionism and perseverative cognition on post-respite well-being. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 854-865.

  • Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2010). A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance and commitment therapy and stress inoculation training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 816-820.


  • Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2010). Worksite stress management training: Moderated effects and clinical significance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 347-358.


  • Lewis, R., Yarker, J., Donaldson-Feilder, E., Flaxman, P., & Munir, F. (2010). Using a competency-based approach to identify the management behaviours required to manage workplace stress in nursing: A critical incident study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47, 307-313.


  • Bond, F. W., Flaxman, P. E., & Bunce, D. (2008). The influence of psychological flexibility on work redesign: Mediated moderation of a work reorganization intervention. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 645-654.