Behavior Modification Plan
Beginning a behavior modification program to eliminate and recover from the negative impact of any problematic behavior is the first step to freedom. Having a plan for success is crucial.
Behaviors that lead to addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping, gaming, opioids, or other negative habits will make one’s life unmanageable. The good news is that all behaviors can be stopped or modified with an effective plan.
A personalized behavior modification recovery plan may include:
- Coaching and therapy sessions 1 to 2 times per week.
- The creation of a daily and hourly plan of behaviors and actions to address and improve the mind, body, and spirit.
- Relationship skills training which includes but is not limited to establishing rules, limits, and boundaries for personal and work relationships.
- Forgiveness based therapy.
- Relapse prevention skills which include but is not limited to: tools to resist temptation and training to remove oneself from undesirable situations.
Therapist Dr. Susan Pazak recommends the client attend a coaching session at least one or two days per week for recovery. Healing the other days of the week can include exercises or tasks such as watching videos, listening to positive messages, writing, and reading assignments, meeting attendance etc. Together there is hope.
The goal is to do some action every day to improve one’s mind, body, and spirit.
Dr. Pazak teaches the skills needed for behavior modification, relapse prevention, effective emotional regulation and expression, cognitive behavioral skills, forgiveness techniques, coming to terms with the past, meditation and relaxation techniques, self discipline, self control, humility and especially healing all shame and guilt, forgiving self, and replacing with self-love to become your very best self.
Relationship skills, forgiveness of the past and establishing roles, rules, limits, and boundaries in current relationships and/or the marriage during sessions will also be addressed.
Behavior modification to avoid relapse prevention is a crucial part of your plan. The desire to stop a problematic behavior and change is the first step, however the urges to engage in the negative behaviors unfortunately do not subside immediately. It is a habit and a way of thinking that needs to be identified and shifted. Patience with the process is required. As what we feed grows and what we starve dies. You will learn to starve the addictive thoughts and replace with more productive thoughts that promote change and recovery. As the awareness grows the insight into why becomes more clear which leads to change, growth, and healing. Clarity and wisdom are a result of doing recovery work. The more you learn and understand about modifying behaviors the more you will be able to make the changes and reach your goals and desires of your heart.
Call today, no better time than the present to become your very best and begin implementing your personalized behavior modification recovery plan today.
At a Glance
Dr. Susan Pazak, MD
- Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology
- Voted best psychologist in Laguna Niguel 3 years
- Studied marital & sexual satisfaction in couples
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