Modifying one’s own behavior, reducing those we consider undesirable or increasing those we like, is no different than modifying the behavior of our animals/children/students.
The steps are the same, the laws and principles are the same.
If we find this challenge much more complicated, it is often because we lack the tools or techniques to achieve it.
Understanding how our own behaviors work is key to knowing how to change them.
We all behave as best as we can, based on our current skills and knowledge.
Mark Twain said “giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times. This is of course what we all want to avoid. When facing ourselves, we want our plan to succeed from the first trial.
This six weeks course offers an introduction to tools and techniques to modify our own undesirable behaviors and, above all, to learn good ones instead, so that these last for the long term.
The behaviors seen during these six weeks can be diverse and varied.
So this course can be for you if you want to understand how to lose weight, increase your physical activity, stop biting your nails, stop procrastinating, be better organized, take your dog out more often, quit smoking, and so on.
⚠️ This course is absolutely not a substitute for a follow-up with a health professional or expert in human behavior!
If your behavior has a significant impact on your physical or mental health, we recommend personalized follow-up with a health professional.
Not having a formal background in human behavior, this course is a personal vision of the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that I learned over the years.
In this course, we will offer an introduction that will hopefully give you a new perspective on your behavior.
As an expert in the animal field, Lisa Longo brings here a first approach on how to modify human behavior, one’s own human behavior. The course evokes the different main concepts of procedures in applied behavior analysis. Examples and definitions are appreciated for their accuracy and simplicity. I recommend this course for novices and those who want to deepen certain notions!
Alexandra Lecestre, BCBA psychologist (www.ba-eservice.info)