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A Day on Behaviour Change

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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.

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; what does the latest psychological research reveal about how to 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.

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Lectures & Speakers

Psychotherapy, Goals & Behaviour Change - Professor Mick Cooper

Professor Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential and pluralistic therapies. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton. Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including Australia, Lithuania and Florida. In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences. You can follow him on twitter: @mickcooper77.

The Psychology of Changing Habits – Shahroo Izadi

Shahroo Izadi is an author and Behavioural Change Specialist in private practice. Her therapeutic approach is influenced by the experience she gained working in various roles across frontline addiction treatment in clinical, community and prison settings. She has since been dedicated to highlighting what those in long-term recovery from substance misuse can teach the general population about motivation, resilience and self-awareness.

Shahroo’s work has been featured on BBC Radio, Psychologies Magazine, The Telegraph, Marie Claire, and the Evening Standard. Her first book: ‘The Kindness Method’, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2018, and she is currently writing her second. You can keep up to date with Shahroo’s work on her website: shahrooizadi.co.uk.

Positive Psychology, Existentialism & Behaviour Change - Yannick Jacob

Yannick Jacob is an Existential Coach, Positive Psychologist, Coach Trainer & Supervisor, Mediator and the FMR Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London. He works with coaches and leaders to help them gain clarity, make difficult choices, build resilience and navigate their life.

For over a decade Yannick, has studied optimal human functioning and all things wellbeing, as well as the depths and complexities of the human condition. His first book, An Introduction to Existential Coaching, will be published by Routledge in early 2019. Learn more about Yannick’s work and philosophy at www.existential.coach.

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Format

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 and Networking

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