Staying well while staying at home

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

By Dr Federica Picariello and Professor Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, the UK. Within weeks around the world, daily life dramatically changed, and uncertainty seized our future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the immediate and urgent need to slow down the spread of COVID-19 through rapid and widespread behavioural change (i.e., self-isolation, […]

How to maintain health behaviours long term?

Posted Posted in Habit, Motivation, Self-monitoring, Self-regulation

By Dominika Kwasnicka, SWPS University, Poland and University of Melbourne, Australia The ultimate goal of health promotion programmes is to promote long-lasting change and health care professionals can play a role and help patients to improve their health outcomes and maintaining behaviour change. We know that health behaviour change is difficult to initiate and it […]

Are your clients being defensive? If so, self-affirmation may help.

Posted Posted in Communication, Motivation, Self-affirmation, Self-efficacy

Peter Harris and Ian Hadden, The Self-Affirmation Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK Have you ever been reluctant to face up to something you’d rather ignore? Maybe your fondness for something bad for you that you eat too often or your tendency to avoid health check-ups? Well, you’re not alone. Most of […]

Fizinis aktyvumas vyresniame amžiuje: kada jau gana?

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Motivational interviewing, Self-monitoring

By Anne Tiedemann, The University of Sydney, Australia „Aktyvumo trūkumas sunaikina kiekvieno žmogaus gerą būklę, o judėjimas ir metodiniai fiziniai pratimai ją saugo ir išlaiko“… Platonas, 400 m. pr. kr. Jau seniai žinoma, kad reguliarūs fizinio aktyvumo įpročiai yra svarbūs sveikatai ir gerovei. Tačiau sveikatos skatinimo žinutės dažniausiai nukreipiamos į vaikus ir jaunimą, mažiau dėmesio […]

Svorio tema konsultacijose

Posted Posted in Communication

By Jane Ogden, University of Surrey, UK Konsultacijoje apie svorį nėra lengva kalbėti. Kai kuriems pacientams jau atsibodo kiekvieną kartą apsilankius klinikoje girdėti „jums reikėtų numesti svorio“: nepriklausomai nuo to, ar jie atėjo dėl gerklės skausmo, gimdos kaklelio tepinėlio ar galimos širdies problemos. Gali būti, kad visą gyvenimą jie jautėsi medikų stigmatizuojami, ir galvojo, kad  […]