Changing for Good. Why we Change, Why we Don't
October 24, 2019
Hosted by Gord Riddell with Co-Host Dr. Jan Hill
We all think about making changes in our life, we plan it, we talk to other people, maybe we even commit publicly to things we are sure we will do … and then we never do them! Do you WANT to change? Today we share some useful ideas that researchers have discovered about the stages of change. Yes, there are actual stages we all go through to move to actual change. We look at the stages and even provide you with what the resistance behaviours and feelings are so you can perhaps identify which stage you are at. Research evidence suggests that individuals following these stages achieve higher degrees of success in change. Things from the 1st stage, called the Pre-Contemplation Stage, when someone suggests you quit smoking, resistance can include denial, shame about smoking, blame smoking etc.. Ready for change? Not at #1. Next at stage 2 is Contemplation-look for the right time, magical thinking. And that is just the beginning! Join us for Things Worth Considering and stages of change.
Things Worth Considering
Thursday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
This is a show about connections. Connections to your self, your spirit, your feelings and your story. We know one of the most powerful healing tools we have is our connections. Explore connecting to your intuition and those aha moments. Discover how we get in our own way and how we can overcome obstacles to move on. We will discover that how we think, what we believe, and our attitude defines how we experience our life. Fascinating is the idea that we shape our reality to what we believe it should be, in our minds. Connection to our families, our aging family members and becoming caregivers, not caretakers.
Reality of our self aging, not into senior citizens but embracing the archetypal Elder, the Wise One. Living the Spiritual idea of being of service but not feeling like someone’s servant. Moving forward, with our guests, we will connect to each other embracing the mysteries of life as we explore the many roads of the human journey and those will be things worth considering.
Gord Riddell with Co-Host Dr. Jan Hill
Stepping onto the road never travelled, and mostly terrified, Gord Riddell entered his lawyer’s office and, with one other founding member, signed the Transformational Arts College into being. It was 1988. Today Gord is a Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor in Toronto, a Spiritual Director and a member of Spiritual Directors International. Gord is a former columnist for Vitality magazine and serves as President and a faculty member of the Transformational Arts College. Gord learned to go with his intuition in opening a spiritual school in 1988. An international teacher he brings humour, storytelling, inclusiveness and a directness that his audiences embrace.
Jan Hill, PhD appreciates the brilliance of human innovation, especially when it reflects the absurdities of everyday life. Dr. Jan coaches and counsels clients to understand and overcome incongruities keeping them stuck and unhappy. A sociologist and faculty member at York University, Jan brings appreciation for the challenges of life into her classroom discussions, encouraging students to embrace their frailties and grab onto the best life offers. Dr. Jan teaches in the Spiritual Psychotherapy Program at Transformational Arts College where she hangs out with Gord ruminating on many things worth considering. Dr. Jan is a Master Certified Coach, Master Hypnotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Q), President of the Canadian Institute for Positive Living, published author, and retired comedienne.