Busting your brain's bad behaviors
What is a bad behavior? One that results in negative outcomes, of course. Many people try to get from feeling bad to feeling better using strategies (e.g., addictive behaviors) that do not result in positive outcomes. Then there is yet another mess to clean up....,
This seminar is designed to increase an understanding of how the brain develops habits (internal brain software). Since each brain is as different as its owner’s thumbprint, no two brains will ever think the same, perceive anything identically, self medicate for the same precise reasons, or alter old behaviors using identical strategies. The concept of willpower and how it was designed to be used is discussed, along with the important of putting what you 'do want to do' into working memory. Strategies for building a bypass are included.
This seminar can be presented in a 50-minute session.
Individuals who are dealing with addictive behaviors personally.
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants should be able to:
- Explain direct versus indirect self-medication
- Describe the brain reward system
- Explain the role of willpower
- State three strategies for busting bad behaviors
Presented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc