Fabic App

Fabic's supportive Behaviour Change App is available on both iOS and Android systems.

Fabic App for iOS and Android

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About This App

The Fabic Behaviour Change App has been designed in accordance to Fabic's basic behavioural principles with the aim of supporting people to: "Understand & Change unwanted behaviours used by any person".

What is Fabic?

Fabic is a behaviour specialist centre & we understand that most people use unwanted behaviours at some stage. Fabic further understands that:

  1. Unwanted behaviours occur as a result of anxiety.
  2. Anxiety can be defined as "not feeling equipped to manage what is in front of you" ~ Serge Benhayon.
  3. We use unwanted behaviours in response to situations in life we do not feel completely equipped to manage - situations for which we do not feel like we have the required skills to respond effectively.
  4. Changing behaviour is simply learning and using new behaviours to respond to the parts of life for which we do not feel equipped to respond.
  5. Wanted behaviours are skills that must be taught and not expected. We know that children need to be taught to read or ride a bike, teenagers need to be taught to drive a car and adults need to be taught the skills required for a new job. Learning new behaviour is simply about learning new skills (i.e., wanted behaviours) to respond to a situation in life for which we do not feel like we have the skills to manage.
  6. When the new skills we have learnt are used, we will feel equipped to respond to the part of life we previously found challenging; this means there is no need for the unwanted behaviour to be used as we now have new wanted behaviours to use.

Prior to teaching new behaviours we must first understand that behaviour is NOT who we are but what we do! All unwanted behaviours are being used by people who, at the core of their being, are amazing beings!

However, we all have circumstances presented in our lives, situations that often hurt, that we do not feel equipped to manage. It is in response to these situations that we use behaviours that do not leave ourselves or other people feeling the amazingness that we naturally are

Our behaviours are not who we are! Behaviour is what we do and behaviour can be changed if taught how!

Fabic App

The Fabic App is a tool has been designed to support you to:

  1. Learn to increase your understanding of your own behaviours.
  2. Learn to increase your understanding of other people’s behaviours.
  3. Learn to develop skills to respond to situations in life you do not feel completely equipped to manage. With the new skills learnt you will be left feeling equipped to respond to these daily life challenges.
  4. Learn to develop skills leading to the ability to take responsibility for your own behaviours and your own outcomes in life while allowing others to take responsibility for their own behaviours and their own outcomes in life.

What will I find in this App?

The Fabic Behaviour Change App incorporates both the Behaviour Scale and the I Choose Chart. This App provides blank templates allowing you to personalise your own Behaviour Scale and I Choose Charts and allows you to create your own library of useable charts. The end product will be that you have:

  1. A Personal Users Library of Behaviour Scales – 
This contains Behaviour Scales you have completed for yourself and your family that you can use in all situations in life (home, work, school, etc).

  2. A Fabic Library of Behaviour Scales 
– The Fabic Library contains a number of completed examples of Behaviour Scales that you can use as a guide when completing your own Behaviour Scales.
  3. A Personal Users Library of completed I Choose Charts – 
I Choose Charts are used to teach and support people to develop new skills (wanted behaviours) to use in response to the challenging situations presented in their life. Completed I Choose Charts highlight the likely outcomes of using the new wanted behaviours while also highlighting the likely unwanted outcomes if you continue using the identified unwanted behaviours. Many charts can be completed to help you learn new skills in all aspects of life and these will be stored in this library.
  4. A Fabic Library of I Choose Charts – 
The Fabic Library provides a number of examples of pre-completed I Choose Charts that provide support in dealing with challenges that are commonly experienced. The completed Fabic Library also provides models that will assist you in developing your own I Choose Charts.


The Fabic Behaviour Change App is based on Fabic's 3 step process to behaviour change

Step One: Listen to the body

What does my body do to tell me I am uncomfortable and anxious?

What are my:

  • Behaviours
  • Emotional Reactions
  • Physiological Responses
  • Feelings
  • Thoughts

Step Two: Identify what part of life I do not feel equipped to manage

  • What is my challenging situation?
  • What is it about this situation I do not feel completely equipped to manage?
  • What part of life am I finding uncomfortable or difficult?

Step Three: Identify what new skills I need to learn

  • What skills (new wanted behaviours) do I need to learn to help me respond differently to this challenging situation?
  • What skills do I need so I feel more equipped to mange this part of life I am finding challenging?
  • What do I need to learn so I can self-master life?

About The Behaviour Scale

Fabic Behaviour Scale The Behaviour Scale

The behaviour scale is a visual communication tool that supports people to identify and understand the first two steps of the Fabic 3 step process to behaviour change:

Step One: Body

Identify what your body is doing to communicate that your anxiety levels are increasing. These are the behaviours we use that we would prefer not to be using - our unwanted behaviours that range from low intensity to high intensity. We can do this by observing our own body and recording our own unwanted behaviours or we can complete the Behaviour Scale for another person and identify and record their unwanted behaviours. This list goes on the right-hand side of the Behaviour Scale.

Step Two: Life

Identify the parts of life you (or another person) do not feel completely equipped to mange. These challenging situations in life are personal and unique to each person. These are the areas in life for which you would benefit from learning new behavioural responses (covered in Step 3 of the Fabic 3 step process: The I Choose Chart). The parts of life identified go on the left-hand side of the Behaviour Scale.

  • The Behaviour Scale acts as a communication tool that assists us to learn to understand our own bodies, other people’s bodies and the way each person uniquely experiences the world.
  • The Behaviour Scale creates communication that is interpreted the same way by ALL people; thus increasing successful communication and reducing unnecessary conflict and/or unnecessary escalation of unwanted behaviours.
  • The Behaviour Scale increases our understanding of how a person is experiencing their day-to-day life.
  • The Behaviour Scale visually depicts the scale on which each person exists... A scale with 5 separate levels.

Level 5 - Code Red - feeling only 0 to 20% equipped to manage life

Level 4 - Code Orange - feeling 20 to 40% equipped to manage life

Level 3 - Code Yellow - feeling 40 to 60% equipped to manage life

Level 2 - Code Green - feeling 60 to 80% equipped to manage life

Level 1 - Code Blue - feeling 80 to 100% equipped to manage life

Everyone fluctuates between Level 1 (calm and wanted behaviour) and Level 5 (meltdowns) on a regular basis.

The Behaviour Scale makes this previously abstract fluctuation visual, concrete and personalised for each person; consequently ensuring many people have exactly the same message about a person who has a completed Behaviour Scale.

At some stage, every person has had a meltdown and reached Level 5. Meltdown behaviours look different for each person.

For example: some people may cry, withdraw, over eat, refuse to eat, use aggression, self harm, harm others, use drugs or alcohol, verbally attack others, destruct property, go very quiet or refuse to participate in anything. In fact, a meltdown is any excess emotional response. All meltdowns are a result of escalated anxiety; escalated anxiety because the person does not feel equipped to manage what is currently presented to them in life ... their challenging situations.

What can I use a Behaviour Scale for?

Consistency in language, as is provided by the Behaviour Scale, creates a supportive environment for all those sharing the same space (families, classrooms, workplaces, etcetera). This is an extremely helpful and practical feature of the Behaviour Scale across each of its uses, as a communication tool, an assessment tool, an indicator of when to implement behaviour change strategies and a self-monitoring tool.

The Behaviour Scale has four main purposes:

1. A Communication Tool

With the Behaviour Scale we can develop an ability to understand people’s behaviour choices. to understand people’s behaviour choices. We use the chart to develop communication around identified challenging situations in life and behaviours the body is using. This information enables us to identify what colour a person is at and why, consequently assisting us to not take another person’s behaviour change personally. With understanding we can be free of judgment as we now see the person is using an unwanted behaviour for a reason, thus our communication with that person will now be based on understanding and not judgment.

2. An Assessment Tool

The Behaviour Scale can be used to learn to identify your own (or another person’s) challenging situations in life and behaviours the body uses at each level by asking, “What colour do I/you go to when ...?”

3. An Indicator of When to Implement Behaviour Change Strategies

Most people wait until it is too late (past Level 3, Code Yellow) to try and respond to a pending meltdown and therefore strategies used rarely work. Learning to identify what behaviours a person’s body is using at Code Yellow supports people to intervene before it is too late; before the meltdown is inevitable.

4. A Self-monitoring Tool

The Behaviour Scale can be used to learn to identify your own challenging situations and behaviours in order to develop greater insight into your own patterns of behaviour. The information identified can then be used to minimise your own unwanted behaviour deteriorations and identify when to seek support to manage your identified challenging situations.

Once a Behaviour Scale has been completed illustrating a person’s challenging situations and resulting behaviours, all people sharing time with that person will be able to have the same message about what is going on for this person! Imagine the reduced confusion and anxiety if all people in the community had a completed Behaviour Scale and spoke the language consistent with the Behaviour Scale...

"Miss, when you correct me I go to orange because I haven’t learnt to cope with mistakes ...my yelling at you is my way of trying to tell you this"... or...

"Honey I’m at orange because of something that happened at work ... my snappiness is not about you" or...

"Dad, I’m very close to red because I got bullied at school and I still feel upset... my refusal to play ball with you is not a personal rejection"

"Son, I misinterpreted your response to me and thought you were being disrespectful ... my refusal to call you back is me telling you I feel hurt by something you did"

We don’t speak like this, mainly because we have not learnt to become self aware of our own contributing factors, to our escalation from Level 1 to Level 5.

If we did all speak in the language of the Behaviour Scale, people would be less likely to take another person’s Level 3, Level 4 or Level 5 behaviours personally and thus less likely to react to something that is actually not about them. This would lead to less conflict along with increased understanding for all!

The challenging situations in life and the behaviours our body uses that are reflected in the Behaviour Scale are different for everyone. Therefore one completed scale cannot be used for two different people. 

About the I Choose Chart

Fabic I Choose Chart The I Choose Chart

The I Choose Chart is Step 3 of the Fabic 3 step process of behaviour change. The I Choose Chart is used for teaching and learning new skills (wanted behaviours) so we feel equipped to mange life.

Fabic I Choose Chart

The I Choose Chart is a tool that teaches people:

  • We are all responsible for the behaviours we choose to use in response to life (Step 2 from the Behaviour Scale).
  • The new wanted behaviours we could choose (Option 1 Behaviours) that will result in a person feeling more equipped to respond to the parts of life they do not feel equipped to manage.
  • The old unwanted behaviours (Option 2 Behaviours) a person would prefer not use when the part of life the person does not feel equipped to manage is present, while also showing the unwanted natural consequences that are likely to occur as a result of using these unwanted behaviours.

That is, the I Choose Chart visually demonstrates that in any challenging situation a person has two choices:

Option 1 & Option 2

Option 1 Behaviours (wanted behaviours) = Option 1 outcomes (likely desired outcome)

Fabic App - I Choose Chart

 

Option 2 Behaviours (unwanted behaviours) = Option 2 outcomes (likely unwanted outcomes)

Fabic App - I Choose Chart

This tool reflects an understanding that not all people know what their Option 1 Behaviours are for responding to the challenging situations they are presented in their life. The I Choose Chart provides people with the opportunity to learn new behavioural responses to these difficult situations. This is the third step of the Fabic 3 step process.

This step is all about:

Learning new behavioural responses so that people can feel equipped to manage life’s challenging situations.

It is unfair to expect that people will automatically know the most appropriate ways of responding to all events in their life. By teaching people more appropriate responses to the challenging situations in their life, they then have the opportunity to choose their response to these situations.

What the person then chooses to do - whether it is their old unwanted behaviours or their newly learnt wanted behaviours - is up to them, but at least there is now a choice that can be made. Prior to having been taught Option 1 choices, the person did not actually have a choice about their response to the situation as Option 2 choices were all that existed in that person’s behavioural repertoire when this situation in life was presented. We cannot expect that people will automatically know how to respond most appropriately to all their life challenges!

The I Choose Chart teaches a person how to respond to life then provides the ultimate level of responsibility by showing:

You choose all your behaviours and thus you choose all your outcomes in life!