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Locus of Control & Empowerment in Addictions (SMART Recovery)

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Locus of control, an exploration of how locus of control is at the center of addictions. 11 ways to increase locus of control.

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Locus of Control & Empowerment in Addictions (SMART Recovery)

  1. 1. No Longer Living As a Puppet… Now What? Locus of Control and Empowerment David O. Saenz, PhD, EdM, LLC dosaenz@psych-consulting.com www.wexfordpsychologist.com (412) 853-2000
  2. 2. Locus of Control is a lot like kissing
  3. 3. 5 attempts… 4 failures… 1 extreme goal
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=PDc1BRsD6NM
  5. 5. Wales… by sea to Holland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania
  6. 6. Latvia, Russia
  7. 7. -76F degree temps, Siberia
  8. 8. Alaska and the Bering Strait
  9. 9. Canada
  10. 10. Rosie knows a little bit about sticking to things…. and she knows a bit about challenge.
  11. 11. And in the end, 20,000 miles… and her words of wisdom:
  12. 12. I succeeded because I tried!
  13. 13. Males > internal LOC than females
  14. 14. As people get older they tend to become more internal
  15. 15. People higher up in organizational structures tend to be more internal
  16. 16. 11 ways to increase locus of control and become self empowered
  17. 17. 1) Time= treasure.. List of 10 things that you will/can STOP doing… today!...................What would be your result?
  18. 18. 2) Pick your battles. The more battles you fight, the less bandwidth you have for what is important. Sometimes being happy and at peace is more important than being right.
  19. 19. 3) Practice Radical Acceptance
  20. 20. 4) Success, like washboard abs, is the outcome of a daily habit. Turn goals into daily habits.
  21. 21. 5) Be present in the moment
  22. 22. 6) “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. (Rumi, 13th century Sufi Poet)
  23. 23. 7)
  24. 24. 8) Let go of the past… The adventures of a reluctant Mes
  25. 25. 9) "If you continually give, you will continually have."
  26. 26. 10) Every morning in Africa… when the sun rises…
  27. 27. Every morning in Africa…
  28. 28. It does not matter whether you are an impala or lion…
  29. 29. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ePYet3Fbts
  30. 30. Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function 30 AUGUST 2013 VOL 341 SCIENCE Anandi Mani, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir, Jiaying Zha
  31. 31. 11) Have a “Bucket List” or life passion-keep track. See how it shows up in your life.
  32. 32. SCORING Score one point for each of the following: 2. a, 3.b, 4.b, 5.b, 6.a, 7.a, 9.a, 10.b, 11.b, 12.b, 13.b, 15.b, 16.a, 17.a, 18.a, 20.a, 21.a, 22.b, 23.a, 25.a, 26.b, 28.b, 29.a. • A high score = External Locus of Control • A low score = Internal Locus of Control Low 11-12 High
  33. 33. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_jU3FdnNoc

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