Jonathan Bricker's work has uncoved a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His new methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death.
Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in a bold approach called acceptance and commitment therapy. A Stanford researcher called his use of the approach “a breakthrough in behavioral research [that] has major public health implications for the major causes of preventable death.” Bricker and his team, having received $10 million in total federal research grants to study this topic, are rigorously testing this intervention on multiple platforms, including smartphone apps, websites, and telephone coaching. His SmartQuit app for quitting smoking was recently launched and is now in distribution worldwide.
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Other tips that could help. Say to yourself:
a. "This will pass"
b. "Tomorrow I will regret it."
c. Combine these with a visualization of yourself tomorrow and the feeling of regret, being slow, not looking your best, etc.
d. Now, leave the room with the food, situation, etc, and go do something else, preferably one you can make into a habit.
> These negative feelings will overwhelm the positive reward from the food.
> In the marshmellow study, distractions did work for children, but not thoughts, but doing something else.
e. Go deeper and find out what triggered the craving - often a negative event of some sort, and reframe it.
f. if it is a temptation from being in the room or around people, reconfigure or reframe those as well.
Frankly , I don't get what he's trying to say . Should we succumb to our cravings while being aware of them ? One part is clear , he wants us to be mindful of our thoughts . But I disagree with the whole aspect of not engaging with them.
Ram Kumar He means just let them flow. When you play tug of war with the cravings instead of puling the rope back n forth just drop the rope. Let the cravings flow, don’t try to stop them don’t try to let them overtake you. Just let them Flow.., it’s little difficult at first but trust me you’ll get used to it and develop insane self control and discipline. Drop the rope; let em flow.
El autocontrol se logra cediendo al control. Hay que ser conscientes de las ansias de nuestro cuerpo, reconocerlo y aceptarlo, después y no dejar q mis ansias o deseos me controlen. Para hacer un cambio hay q quitarlo poco a poco y no todo en un tirón.
This is rooted in meditation. In meditation you observe, acknowledge & accept all the thoughts. Basically become aware of things. The awareness has potential to change things. otherwise you just keeping doing things without even realizing that you are doing it.
It may be really important to include that we are teaching and learning everyday more so to avoid discomfort at the first signs as children. You are feeling sick, get those pain reliever medications or watch something to distract you. What results is that we don't allow ourselves to feel discomfort. You are sad? Have a cookie! How are you ever going to learn what your body is trying to tell you if you shut it down? "Negative" feelings are also essential to our development! And they should only be "cured" by feeling them and with personal connection like a hug, not cookies!
It would be nice if they would give a little credit to all those Buddhist monks they have interviewed over the years to learn this, but then some of the audience may have not been able to accept the message. Good marketing.
Respectfully, this is hardly a new technology. Presenting it such is more than a bit of snake oil and self-serving marketing. Buddhists have been perfecting this approach for millennia. You want to master "willingness?" Practice mindfulness meditation. And then add Loving-Kindness Meditation in order to improve your relationship with yourself and others. You don't necessarily have to become Buddhist or follow the dharma, which is the moral aspect of Buddhism. But a daily practice in mindfulness meditation will turbocharge your "willingness." Otherwise, this is just a repackaged concept with fairly weak suggestions for implementation.
can you tell us which countries in the western world allow for true independent living? all grain seeds are only sold under licence, tobacco seeds are only sold under licence, hunting and fishing is restricted, licences and policed.... poison in the drinking water, we are prisoners of the modern corporation... who decide what goes in our food and the government takes more of your wages than you do...
so i have to ask exactly what financial group is your preferred audience... clearly the bottom of the pyramid where the bulk of the poor fit in to society, where smoking is the highest, dietary problems are the highest... the more i watch the more i realize that this is just another advertisement for paid services for the middle classes...
This was my first tedx talk where I couldn't understand anything regarding which the person was talking but I still gave a thumbs up as I know people talk knowledge here which is only acquired by the knowledgeable.
I wanted to watch the video even tho i have work to do but thats why i am watching this video right now because i have to have self control for the next video that i want to see that will provent me from doing my work
It is a very applicable version of Pema Chodron's book When Things Fall Appart. Beeing in touch with all of your feeling and let them be there, watch it, feel it and you will realize that they are just impermanance.
This is so wrong, you are basicly saying to keep smoking until you « eventualy » quit for some reason, but it’s doesn’t work like that, if you don’t move yourself the cigarette wins, you have to do a step forward because accepting to smoke a cigarette is like helping the « monster » that calls you to smoke
I love when they say they "discovered" or they "created" a method. Buddhist monks have been using this technique for thousands of years where you basically become aware that there's a thought going on without attaching yourself to it. Like yogis say all the time: I'm not my body. So basically you're separating yourself from the thought, not taking action, just noticing the thought process.
One thing that he missed was now the 50% additional success rate was achieved. He talks about willingness, great. But the only useful thing he mentioned was "Having a thought" exercise and nothing else. What are the remaining methods in this approach???
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