The Body Life Skills Program
Behaviour change that lasts
All clinical services at Fabic are based on the Body Life Skills program which supports people to understand and change unwanted or non-preferred behaviour.
The Body Life Skills program offers a simple, practical, user-friendly and life-changing 3-step process that brings about lasting behaviour change.
What exactly is anxiety?
The definition for anxiety used throughout the Body Life Skills program is:
“Anxiety is not feeling like you have the skills to respond to what life is presenting at any given moment.”~ Tanya Curtis
Anxiety ~ is what is felt in and expressed from the BODY
Not feeling equipped ~ is perceiving you do not yet have the required SKILLS
What is in front of you ~ LIFE
With this understanding we embrace that ALL unwanted or non-preferred behaviours, words, thoughts or feelings expressed from any person’s body, occur as a result of them perceiving they do not yet have the required skills to respond to what life has presented them at any given moment.
On the other hand, when a person perceives they have the required skills to respond to what life is presenting, their body is more likely to express using wanted or preferred behaviours, words, thoughts and feelings.
Thus, the Body Life Skills program is about supporting people to:
- Identify when a body (yours or another person’s) is reacting (using unwanted or non-preferred behaviours) in response to life (the reason for behaviour)
- Identify the reason … the part of life the person perceives they do not yet have all the required skills to respond to
- Learn the skills so they feel equipped and ready to commit to partaking in life to their full capacity and potential
When implemented successfully, the Body Life Skills program brings about positive and lasting change for individuals, families, groups, organisations and government departments working in the fields of behaviour management, mental health, disability, justice, education and psychological well-being, even in cases when other approaches have failed.