The Four Levels of Competency in Any Habit or Behavioral Change Thursday May 23, 2013 @ 1 pm (CST) Listen to internet radio with Dr Michael Harris on BlogTalkRadio Every year people make New Year’s resolutions and about 8% of actually succeed, which is a far better percentage than those … [Read more...] about The Four Levels of Competency in Any Habit or Behavioral Change
Shaping a New Behavior without Coercion Overview: The technology of behavioral shaping has been around since the 1940’s starting with B.F. Skinner and plenty of people already know about “clicker” training and positive reinforcement training if you’re talking about pets and working animals. However, … [Read more...] about Shaping a New Behavior without Coercion
Very simple answer. We are very particular about our clientele as your success is our highest priority. We realize that while people may desire to change their lives, not everyone is mentally prepared to make these changes when calling us for an appointment. This fact becomes evident more quickly … [Read more...] about Can you guarantee human behavior?
The most common is attention. This can sometimes be so compelling that people will consciously choose to live with their pain rather than risk losing the consolation of their friends and family. Another big one is task avoidance. "I've got a headache," can help you avoid undesired tasks at work as … [Read more...] about Chronic pain’s secondary gains
Remember hypnosis is not relaxation. The majority of trance inductions utilize progressive relaxation techniques as a preference, not as a requirement. You can be hypnotized using alternate induction techniques. … [Read more...] about Can I be hypnotized if I am in pain?
There is a lot of talk that people need to replace a habit with another habit because habits form permanent neural pathways. That theory, though outdated, is still accepted in some psychological circles. If you believe this to be true I would respond by telling you that you have done precisely that. … [Read more...] about Will I replace one habit with another?
Anger? I was working with a client this morning who has lots of anger and rage issues. The exact change that I made for my client was this. Instead of him saying " I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you. I'm having him say " I forgive you" and that's it. He's saying "I forgive you" to … [Read more...] about Anger? When in doubt, turn it around backwards
Repetitive Problems, Albert Einstein and a Big Chunk of Poop All relationships have Repetitive Problems, some more, some less. Albert Einstein said, " The problems you currently have, cannot be solved with the same mind that created them". Did you ever wonder why people repeat the same … [Read more...] about Repetitive Problems, Albert Einstein and a Big Chunk of Poop