Every year end, we get inspired (again!) to lose weight, get organized, start saving, find a better job, or stop worrying. But by the time the rosy blush of good intentions wears off, we’re back to our old ways, frustrated and fed up with ourselves. It doesn’t have to be this way. This workshop offers you an opportunity to receive the breakthrough wisdom and support you need to make this time the time that change becomes permanent.
Change is hard. It’s not that we’re weak or lazy, it’s just that bringing new behavior into being takes energy, determination, self-awareness, and practice. The tendency to keep doing what we’ve already done is so strong because the neurons in our brains that fire together wire together—they tend to run the same sequence time after time, whether we want them to or not.
If you have ever broken a resolution, fallen off a diet, or given up on fulfilling a dream, this experiential workshop is intended to use the discoveries of brain science to help you make a promise to yourself that you can keep. Through discussion, lecture, journaling, and one-on-one and small-group interactions from a blend of emotional, spiritual, and practical perspectives, each person leaves with a blueprint for implementing and sustaining lasting change.
Recommended reading: Ryan, This Year I Will and Attitudes of Gratitude.