Learn how to make changes that last in 2019.
Usually, when trying to make a change, we think willpower is the answer.
If we just try harder and be more disciplined, it’ll work this time.
But very often, it doesn’t.
A 2016 study found that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week in February.
Whether we want to give up smoking, start exercising, or commit to a new habit, often we find our best efforts fall to the wayside, and after a few weeks we’re right back where we started.
Worse still, now we feel guilty we’ve ‘failed’ which can make us feel less motivated to try again in the future.
Could it be that most of us are just lazy and irresponsible? Or might it be that we don’t understand how our brains really work and the actual science of changing behaviour? In other words, might our common sense about behaviour change be wrong?
A growing body of research indicates that if we want to make changes that last, willpower is not the answer.
Rather, there are evidence-based approaches now being used every day to help people drop extreme addictions and develop new empowering habits. This can also be used in conjunction with mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, etc. that psychopathology can delve more into.
So for your New Year’s Resolution this year, what if you tried a different approach? One that was evidence-based and scientifically proven to make changes that last – even in extreme cases?
Might you also get a different result?
On Sunday 24th February 2019, three of the UK’s leading experts on behaviour change will present lectures on:
- Psychotherapy, Goals & Behaviour Change; the latest research on effective goal setting in counselling and psychotherapy. How do you set the right goals? And what approaches are most effective for achieving them?
- The Psychology of Changing Habits; what can we learn about behaviour change from the frontlines of addiction treatment in clinical, community and prison settings? And how can you apply these insights to make sustainable changes in your own life?
- Positive Psychology, Existentialism & Behaviour Change; what does the new science of positive psychology reveal about how to make changes that last? And can combining these ideas with existential philosophy increase your chances of success?
You’ll learn how these unique insights can benefit your own life, but also your ability to help others too.
The format will be similar to a TED event, but with in-depth lectures and focused on the theme of behaviour change
- 10:00am – 12:00pm: Psychotherapy, Goals & Behaviour Change – Professor Mick Cooper
- 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch break
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm: The Psychology of Changing Habits – Shahroo Izadi
- 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Afternoon break
- 3:15pm – 5:00pm: Positive Psychology, Existentialism & Behaviour Change – Yannick Jacob
- 5:20pm – 7:00pm: Attendee Social & Networking (Optional)