Paying Attention to Health with John Weaver

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  • 1. Paying Attention to Healthy Living:Paying Attention to Healthy Living: Challenges and PossibilitesChallenges and Possibilites John Weaver, Psy.D.John Weaver, Psy.D. PsychologistPsychologist August 2013August 2013
  • 2. Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1.Define the powerful role of attention in directing and sustaining healthy behavior 2.Identify three challenges to attention that are encountered in Western Society 3.Utilize specific practices that will build skill in training and deepening attention
  • 3. A personal journey
  • 4. The human perceptual systemThe human perceptual system isis NOTNOT set upset up to notice what isto notice what is NOTNOT therethere
  • 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY&feature=
  • 6. Strong emotion
  • 7. Too Many Choices...
  • 8. Contradictory Information
  • 9. Knowledge is not scarce
  • 10. 6... 4... 8... 3... 9... 0... 1...
  • 11. We build for skill because under stress we regress!
  • 12. Setting an intention...
  • 13. Overcoming habits
  • 14. ReceivingReceiving CriticalCritical InformationInformation
  • 15. Medical Psychological Nutrition Fitness Relationship
  • 16. Simplify oil painting by Darlene Weaver
  • 17. Awareness Beauty Energy Resilience Engagement Adaptability Happiness
  • 18. Building new habits
  • 19. Support for healthy choices
  • 20. John Weaver, Psy.D. Psychologist The Healthy Thinking Initiative 2717 N. Grandview Blvd. # 303 Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188 jweaver@preventingdepression.com www.preventingdepression.com www.facebook.com/drjohnweaver @bizpsych (262) 544-6486