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Dr. Julia Becker

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Inspiration: Reacting to Change

Posted by Dr. Becker Thursday, June 23, 2011


strong-mountain-el-capitanYou cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

~ Sri Ram


Why do some people seem to adapt to change and setbacks so easily, while some people become very discouraged and give up?  The people who adapt have learned how to master their attitude and their thoughts.  It takes some practice, but you can learn to shift your negative thinking and rebound from life’s challenges. 



Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  Please see my article on CBT to find out how cognitive behavioral therapy works.


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  1. Totally agreed.

    Being aware of your negative thoughts and mould it into a more helpful one is a skill for "adaptation" and "resilience".

    At present, my passion is to help children develop this skill and hopefully, inspire others like parents, health professionals, and teachers to name a few, to be inspired to help our next generation of kids to be more resilient.

    Hopefully then, we can succeed in the "happiness" revolution.

    Dr Vin
    Family Dr

  2. Dr. Becker Says:
  3. I see many children and their parents who could greatly benefit from learning these skills. It is true that one person can influence many, and your work with children could extend well beyond that child.


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