Last night I read all about Reality Therapy and Choice Theory (William Glasser..for those interested). It really is all about helping the client come to terms with behaviour that may not be conducive to meeting their needs and achieving their goals. The counsellor acts like a guide, but also points out behaviours that may not be supportive....kinda like sitting across from someone complaining of feeling fat while they down a supersized Coke and chase it with a bag full of hot buttered popcorn (not that I would know anything about that.....but whatever).
|This model suggests there are more|
influences than just putting the
An everyday example of this probably happens to you. You sit down on Sunday to create a menu plan for the week, you grocery shop for all the healthy (albeit exciting) ingredients, and when it comes time to implement your carefully constructed eating plan......all hell breaks lose because you are working overtime or your kid gets sick (just to name a few obstacles). What do you do? Leave the fresh food in the fridge and drive thru the nearest convenience restaurant. That is real life and those are the barriers to change.
At any rate, it is important to recognize the challenge of behaviour change isn't just up to the individual but the environment. Be it workplace or home, although we are individually responsible for our own choices and we can create change by changing our thoughts and our habits, we would do better with an environment that supports it.
|Yup...it's a very hard decision to make.|
But the donut can only give you one
minute of goodness while the carrots
can last a lifetime!
Have a great day.