It often appears that standard medical treatment for chronic pain seems inadequate (Turk, Wilson, & Cahana, 2011). It is seems all too common that frustrated patients seek costly treatments without any significant relief. In addition, there are not many pain … Continue reading →
Hypnosis has shown promise in supporting healthy behaviors that may significantly reduce the risk of cancer. This includes help avoiding tobacco, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet (Montgomery, Schnur, & Kravits, 2013). Hypnosis also shown promise in reducing anxiety … Continue reading →
An important aspect of my doctoral research is our relationship with the future. Currently, this seems a very important topic given the current challenges with our economy and unemployment. St. Augustine said in his Confessions, that he could not speak … Continue reading →
By nature, we are born curious and motivated. Just look at any healthy child and you will notice a self-motivated curiosity with which they explore the world. Children are in fact the epitome of self-motivation. Unfortunately, as we all realize, … Continue reading →
I sometimes come across people who are so negative and pessimistic that it seems as if a rain cloud follows them wherever they go. If I ask them why they are so cynical, they typically respond that they are not … Continue reading →
Simply reframe your exercises so they become fun exercises to increase your motivation to exercise.
Because it is fun exercise, it increases your motivation to work out and exercise becomes something you miss if I do not do it.
What is it about your type of exercises or workouts that you truly enjoy? Find those things and exaggerate them in your mind using your imagination.
Create a longing for the exercise experience, not because you should or have to do it, but because you want to do it.Continue reading →