At this time of year, many of us find ourselves choosing a New Year's Resolution that we've tried before, or see items on our performance appraisal under "needs to improve" that have also appeared on previous performance appraisals. Why is it so hard to make and maintain progress towards these goals? In many cases, it is because of something that Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey call our "immunity to change."
How many times have you tried to lose weight? On average, people gain back all of the weight they have lost, and more. Fewer than 10% of those who lose weight keep it off.
Using Immunity to Change Coaching and the most recent findings on weight loss and wellness, Jonathan Sibley helps clients to understand what hidden beliefs and assumptions get in the way of lasting weight loss.
Another year, another set of new years resolutions. Make this the year you succeed at keeping your resolutions, with a coach who knows how to help you overcome your natural immunity to change.
We all have immunity systems that make some changes difficult, but not impossible. Here are the steps I would use when helping you reach your goal with immunity to change coaching:
Recently, I was thinking about a common element across a lot of the work I do. Whether through coaching or counseling / psychotherapy, my clients and I get to a place where it makes sense that my clients are doing what they are doing, even though they truly want to change. And, importantly, it makes sense in a way that doesn't pathologize anyone. It's the best strategy they have found, so far, to accomplish something important - perhaps being successful, protecting themselves, or avoiding even worse consequences.
In a coaching based group, you can work with others to reach goals that you are pursuing while sharing ideas and support. As and added bonus, group coaching is less expensive than individual coaching.
A new group is starting shortly for 20-somethings who want to develop and practice their social skills.
Groups start as needed to focus on how to help each member accomplish his or her goals using the "overcoming immunity to change" process.