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Formula for Change -- Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Are you trying to change something but are afraid?  When we are trying to lose weight, stop smoking, leave a partner or some other major change in our lives we have an underlying fear about what will happen if we do change.

What instigates us to change?

Here is a principle formula for change:

"When the pain of staying the same becomes greater than our perceived fear of change then change will occur."  

So...on one side of the equation we have are current situation(s) and issue(s).  When whatever situation we are in becomes too painful to stay in, then we will be motivated to change.  We won�t worry about what might happen when we change.  Our pain will be too great to stay where we are we will change.  I tell patients this when they are trying to lose weight or change their diet.  We really have to be mentally ready to change.  

I can�t force someone into changing their lives, but when they come into see me usually they have a least at some level...for change.  I can help them better understand the real issues they are having (ie; explain the pains and health issues of their status quo) as well as deal with the other end of the equation.  That being, I can help them reduce the fear of changing from their current situation or status quo.

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Are you ready to make a change?


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