The Path to Long Term Change. How to Make Habits Stick.
Are you a person who has tried to change your habits only to get frustrated when it’s hard? Or maybe you have tried and tried and tried only to struggle to make the new changes stick. Either way, you aren’t alone. Change is hard. It can be hard to make a successful change long term. In this video, I outline the path to long term change to help you identify the process to success. Maybe it’s weight loss you are wanting, maybe crushing a new PR (personal record), maybe it’s creating a healthy lifestyle or becoming a better parent. Whatever your change goals I believe you can make them a reality and really make them stick when you follow this path to making long-term change and making new, more healthy habits stick.
Acceptance Vs. Change. Learning to be ok with what is.
Acceptance Vs. Change. Learning to be ok with what is often hard for people. Lots of times we find ourselves in situations we do not want to be in. Maybe we got ourselves there, maybe the situation is the result of something outside our control. We may not like it, want it, agree with it, but yet here we are. At this moment we have a choice – do we accept what is, as it is to honestly appraise and determine our next steps or do we fight and argue and lament because it is not what we want. In each moment you have a choice, you don’t always like the options in front of you, but you do have a choice. Learning to accept what is, just as it is, is the first step to embracing your personal power to influence your life.
Interdependence vs. Co-Dependent Relationships
Want to create healthy relationships? Consider how you expect the other person to show up. This video is about Interdependence vs. Co-Dependent Relationships and outlines how we can think about our relationship structure to create a healthy framework to support each person.
Why We Need Relationships and How to Stop the Unhealthy Patterns.
Ever wonder why you find yourself in relationships that seem similar to the ones of your past? We repeat the relationship patterns we were taught. We can break negative patterns if we are willing to take an honest look at ourselves and how we show up in a relationship with others. Check out this psychology concept review. It’s not meant to take the place of your therapy. Do your work. But it can help explain or understand what to expect when working on your psychological self.
Breaking Patterns. Making Sense of Chaos in Changing Times.
Are you feeling like life is out of control? Overwhelmed by the number of changes that are rapidly happening in the world right now? Anytime we face change we are breaking apart patterns. The old rules, roles, and habits are falling apart and shifting. This is an opportunity to recreate the life you want, not just the one you were handed. If you can be conscious of your choices as you rebuild your habits, roles, rules, and community you can make something greater than what was. You just have to make it through the chaos and discomfort / painful time of change. Interested in more? check out this 5-minute therapy vlog on breaking patterns.
Impact & Influence: Taking responsibility for your emotions in relationships
Understanding and owning your emotional experience is key to staying grounded in a variety of relationship patterns. From getting swept away with actions that may not be best for you to getting in fights and prematurely (or waiting too long) to end relationships, understanding impact and influence versus handing over your emotional power is key. Many of us avoid feeling our vulnerability in relationships by blaming the other person for “making me feel this way” instead of taking our power back and recognizing our control in our responses. The fears of being hurt and the feelings of vulnerability associated with disempowerment are scary. It is natural to work on avoiding them. However, if you can take ownership of your emotional responsibility and own your role in your feelings you do not have to fear hurt and vulnerability.
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Interview with Stacy Reuille-Dupont and Serge Prengal on the Implicit Relational Podcast: Using Exercise Science to Bridge Understanding in Therapy
See more conversations like this at Relational Implict. On his podcast, Serge explores somatic psychology, relational therapies, mindfulness and trauma therapies. Most of this exploration takes the form of conversations with psychotherapists, occasionally researchers. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples. The style of the conversations is reflective, to slow down and deepen the process. Many of the conversations are available in video as well as audio.