How do I tell good behaviour from bad behaviour?

Tanya Curtis, Senior Behaviour Specialist and founding director of FABIC Behaviour Specialist Centre, explains that behaviour is simply anything we do. It is not about good behaviour or bad behaviour as such, behaviour is simply the movement our body is engaged in at any given moment. And thus, are terms such as ‘good behaviour’ or ‘bad behaviour’ valid and useful when every single moment of every single day we are engaged in behaviour, whether we are sleeping, working, frowning, talking, eating, sitting in a chair or running a marathon?
In many cases, when people hear the word ‘behaviour’, they automatically associate it with negative, unwanted or bad behaviour, but once we know that every and all movement our body makes is a behaviour we realise that wanted or preferred rather than so-called good behaviour is determined by how it leaves us feel – settled and at ease or anxious and disturbed.

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This video may be useful for those searching for the following:

  • Getting professional behaviour change support
  • How to fix bad behaviour
  • Changing our own habits, addictions and behaviours
  • Changing somebody else’s behaviour
  • What to do about unwanted behaviour/how to kick a bad habit

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On the FABIC website you will find information about the Clinical Services on offer, a shop with products dedicated to supporting with Behaviour Change and a wide range of free FABIC resources.

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If you want to really immerse yourself in all things FABIC and LASTING behaviour change we recommend the FABIC Study and FABIC Education websites.


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