Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors



For the past 30 years, Dr. Bob Hardy has been analyzing, conceptualizing, and developing corrective models to address the paradoxical observation that individuals, groups, and organizations, often work back against themselves developing Self-Defeating Behaviors (SDBs) and Self-Defeating Patterns of Behaviors.

These unproductive behavior patterns were formed as a result of negative experiences in our life. SDBs usually were discovered, by accident, to reduce an individual's anxiety in certain situations. The behaviors initially were effective, but over time as an individual matures and circumstances change they become SDBs. For example, the child who withdraws to avoid being criticized becomes the overly shy adult. But, even though an individual may be partially aware of their destructiveness, they remain, because they were so powerful in promoting earlier survival, and become deeply impressed in the memory system.

Since 1992, Dr. Hardy has been developing the theory to eliminate SDBs into an educational model. The power of this transformation is since the model is educational, individuals can learnthe model, apply the information, and make a positive behavioral change in their lives — for good!


Continuing Education for Human Services Professionals

Dr. Hardy's online courses include: Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors, Beyond Calories and Exercise, Management Improvement, Living a better life with Chronic Pain, and Living a better life with Arthritis. Available at: pdresources.org


©2014 Robert E. Hardy

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