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Tale of Will-Power V.S. Self Control 2023

Tale of Will-Power v.s. Self-Control

How Do These Internal Traits work To Support Habit Change?

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.

Course Description

Bad habits under gird many chronic disease conditions, and are difficult for our patients and clients to change. As we sift through the various layers of habits at work, eventually we find that will-power, or self-control isn’t strong enough to get them through the tough places, where temptations are the strongest. This course focuses, specifically on self-control, and provides a tool box of suggestions for supplying the patient/client with more options. It is a stand alone course, but builds on the information provided in our other two habits courses: Stuck in a Rut, and Supporting Habit Change.

Purpose and Objectives

At the completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Consider the process of learning self-control in early childhood.
  • Understand how willpower weakens and why it often fails.
  • Consider the effect of beliefs about will power.
  • Recognize what assets are used by those who are successful at changing habitual behaviors.
  • Identify various “tools” of self-control.
  • Fine-tune the patient’s/client’s goal setting process, to make goals that supply motivation.
  • Help the patient/client form details plans to carry them through common temptations.
  • Help the patient/client to hold and live their new story.

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

Tale of Will-Power v.s. Self-Control
How Do These Internal Traits work To Support Habit Change?

Consultants for the Future has been approved by The Florida Boards (Provider No. 50-435) of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Dietitian; The Ohio Board of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (Provider No. 40-435); The District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider No. 50-435); Accepted by the Iowa Boards of: Nursing, of Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334;  The California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422; The Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; The Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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