Defines changes as awareness plus action. Provides exercises to help you accomplish this. (Schaeffer, Brenda. Is It Love Or Is It Addiction? p 121. CA: Harper & Row, 1987.)

Change your behavior to match your conscious conception of how you want to be, and that can bring about changes in the adaptive unconscious. Small changes in behavior can lead to small changes in self-concept, and can make the next behavior change easier. (Wilson, Timothy D. Strangers to Ourselves. p 211-214. England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.)

Two things are required for successful therapy: it is forward-looking and requires you to assume personal responsibility. Endless rehearsal, without taking steps to correct the problem, is ineffective. (Seligman, Martin E p., PhD. What You Can Change…and What You Can’t. p 240-250. NY: Fawcett Books, 1993.)

Lists seven steps to change thinking from negative to positive:

  1. Increase your awareness
  2. Replace with positive thoughts
  3. Observe and describe
  4. Diagnose
  5. Find solutions
  6. Educate yourself/get help
  7. Reward new thoughts/behaviors

(Shaevitz, Marjorie Hansen. The Confident Woman. p 204-206. NY: Harmony Books, 1999.)

Nonverbal clues that show resistance to change can include: changing the subject, leaving the room, getting sick, procrastinating, going to the bathroom, eating/drinking/smoking, wasting time, doing busy work, etc. (Hay, Louise L. You Can Heal Your Life. p 56-60. CA: Hay House, Inc., 1984.)

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