Improving the delivery of brief alcohol advice in primary care: views from both sides of the consultation table

Posted Posted in Assessment, Brief behavioural intervention, Goal setting, Habit, Planning

By Amy O’Donnell, Newcastle University, UK Levels of drinking have fallen recently in some parts of Europe, particularly amongst young people. However, excessive alcohol consumption remains a major risk factor for poor health and early death. Providing simple brief advice to those identified as heavy drinkers can help reduce the amount of alcohol people consume, […]

집에 머무르는 동안 잘 지내기

Posted Posted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Coping, Habit, Mental Health, Planning, Routines, Self-monitoring, SMART Goals

By Dr Federica Picariello & Professor Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, the UK. COVID-19 전염병의 결과로서 세계 곳곳에서 일상 생활은 몇 주 안에 크게 바뀌었고 불확실함이 우리의 미래를 장악해 버렸습니다. 빠르고 광범위한 행동 변화 (즉, 자가 격리, 사회적 거리 두기, 격리)를 통해 COVID-19의 확산을 즉각적으로 그리고 시급하게 늦추어야 한다는 점 외에도 COVID-19가 정신적, 신체적 안녕에 미치는 […]

How to set goals that work?

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Planning

By Tracy Epton, University of Manchester, United Kingdom Goal setting is a popular technique There are many different techniques that can be used to change behaviour (93 according to a recent list!). Goal setting is a well-known technique that most people have used at some point. Goal setting is used by charities (e.g., Alcohol Concern, […]

Harnessing your imagination: Using the power of mental imagery to change health behaviour

Posted Posted in If-Then Plans, Interventions, Mental Imagery, Planning

Martin S. Hagger, Curtin University, Australia and University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Dominic Conroy, Birkbeck University of London, UK What is mental imagery? People are usually quite good at imagining things. For example, people often act out future actions or scenarios in their mind, or daydream about fanciful possibilities. These imagined situations are often unstructured […]

The Power of Planning

Posted Posted in If-Then Plans, Planning

Peter M. Gollwitzer, New York University Everyone has bad habits. You snack when distressed or you drink too much alcohol when relaxing with friends. You create unnecessary stress by letting the social media distract you from completing pressing work projects, or by getting into unnecessary arguments with colleagues, friends, and family. How can you change […]