[Pibe-division] Breaking BAD HABITS
Dr. Denise M. Robinson
dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 8 10:04:43 UTC 2011
Breaking BAD HABITS
Bad Habits have many names, but the one that prevails in the blind field is "blindisms". A Blindism may be rocking, poking eyes, pressing or
hitting oneself, light gazing and a plethora of other things.
We all have bad habits and the only way to get rid of one is to do
something else consistently for a minimum of 30 days. Yes, you can take
the "Will Power" route and say you are just going to break the habit. In
general, I have NOT seen this work. Where I see success is exchanging
one habit for another less noticeable or offensive habit. Oh yes and the
most critical is you have to get that person on board with changing the
habit. You will have to show them there is something better and a
better consequence will occur if they get rid of the bad habit.
If you take drugs or smoke, you have a chemical bond to break in your
body , which makes it very difficult to break such a habit. With a body
injuring technique or unusual movement, that no one else does and
everyone stares at you while you do it, you have some sort of
psychological need of doing a particular habit and is also a bond. It is
giving them stimulation that they are being rewarded by and they don't
particularly care what others think, when young....and by the time the
habit is so well worn it, everyone is making fun of them by now, and the
child feels they cannot break it when they really want to....story continues on http://blindgeteducated.blogspot.com/
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Specialist in blind programming/teaching/training
509-674-1853 deniserob at gmail.com
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