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How To Change Your Behaviors & Thoughts

behavior photoDo you feel that you are able to change ingrained patterns of behavior that you have had for a long time?

If not, you’re not alone!

Most people feel that behaviors (as well as thoughts) are difficult to change.

And they are right.

Behavior modification requires dedication, strength, and courage.

In this short article (video), I discuss the A-B-C Model of behavior management.

Changing your behavior requires an understanding of what is triggering you, causing your beliefs and behaviors, and leading to negative or positive consequences. Without this understanding it will be hard to change what is causing the problem.

For example, if you are having marital problems because of always working and never being home for dinner, for conversation, or for family time but cannot identify the source of the problem (i.e, working too much), your beliefs around it (“I have to work”), and the consequences (i.e., getting into an argument with your husband).

The A-B-C- Model is a form of cognitive behavior therapy which focused on the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The A-B-C- Model includes:

  1. Antecedents (triggers)
  2. Behaviors/Beliefs
  3. Consequences

For a step-by-step guide on using this model, watch my most recent video here:

How To Change Your Behaviors & Thoughts

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and internationally certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know. *Ms. Hill has moved all content to her other social media platforms. Take care!

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Hill, T. (2020). How To Change Your Behaviors & Thoughts. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 29, 2020, from


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