IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.
This course explains the newly emerging science behind habit formation as an automatic part of brain functioning. It examines the anatomy of a habit, and teaches the necessary steps to change poor habits, or to form new habits that can have better consequences. it applies information to habits of language, motor habits, mental and emotional habits, and health habits such as dietary, exercise, etc. It explains why some diseases and disabilities have significant habit connections, making change more difficult. It provides interventions that improve outcomes.
Purpose and Objectives
- Learn the functional components and neurophysiology of a normal habit, and then apply this understanding to patients that have specific dysfunctional brain symptoms.
- Describe the process of changing an old habit or creating a new habit. Apply this understanding to the therapeutic approach.
- Apply your understanding of the habit process to thoughts, emotions and beliefs.
- Identify the power of beliefs in creating our needs, which drive our habits.
About the Author
Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD
Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.
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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.
Board Approval Information
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy Practice, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Provider No. 50-435; it is approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice, #CE19-539385. (Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.) It is approved by the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61, Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334; and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, District of Columbia and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.