MOL focusses on the distress underlying any particular symptom pattern rather than the symptoms themselves

Another blog article

I recently had a brief conversation about changing behaviour with a colleague so I decided to collect my thoughts in a blog article. You can find the article here:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201704/why-you-should-never-try-change-your-behavior In the article I explore the dynamics of changing behaviour and how, from an inside perspective, it’s wants not behaviours that need to change. Perceptual Control Theory is a first-person explanation of behaviour rather than a third-person perspective. The idea of changing behaviour comes from trying to understand behaviour from an observer’s perspective. From the perspective of the behaver, though, it’s the effects the behaviour is creating not the behaviour itself that is important. If we want things to be different we need to focus on what we want rather than on how we’re behaving. I hope you like the article.

Posted 04.04.17

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