Explore how these pioneering approaches to behaviour change can improve our lives, and our world.
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 to 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 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, it is the context around the behaviour that counts.
Every action we take is situated within both a historical and situational context. And, it is only by understanding the context surrounding a behaviour, can we empower ourselves to change it.
So, in this online conference, we’ll explore three cutting-edge contextual approaches to behaviour change, and how they can be applied to create changes that last; both individually and collectively.
- Psychedelics, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Behaviour Change; the rapidly growing evidence base for how psychedelics and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are being interwoven to help people improve their wellbeing and create lasting and meaningful changes in their lives – Henry Whitfield
- Using Evolutionary Science to Change Behaviour; why understanding human behaviour from an evolutionary point of view can be a catalyst for any kind of change process, and how evolutionary principles can be applied as a practical toolkit for improving the quality of our lives; both individually and collectively – Professor David Sloan Wilson
- Nurturance, Psychological Flexibility & Behaviour Change; the critical role our environment plays in shaping who we become, why creating nurturing environments may be the ‘master variable’ in behaviour change, and how we can apply the new science of human behaviour to evolve more nurturing societies which improve our lives, and the world – Dr Anthony Biglan
You’ll learn how these pioneering approaches can help you create lasting changes in your own life, and in the lives of others.