Understanding Behaviour

Conducting a Functional Behavioural Assessment for people using unwanted behaviours

All behaviour happens for a reason ... Understanding the reason for Behaviour is the crucial first step if successful behaviour change is to occur.

At times we all use behaviours we would prefer not to be using. If we want the behaviour to change it is important that we must first understand “why” this behaviour is being used! All behaviour happens for a reason ... no matter how unwanted or unacceptable the behaviour is, it is happening for a reason. This reason must first be identified if we want positive behaviour change to occur.

This course aims to support people to look at behaviour in isolation of the person and be objective by investigating and identifying the reason behind certain behaviours. You will be taught a scientific yet user friendly behaviour investigation tool enabling you to “Understand Behaviour used by yourself and other people”.

Behaviour is often used to describe who a person is, but if we learn to understand behaviour as “a form of expression that can often be a coping strategy” we will be able to learn to understand that behaviour is not who a person is; rather what a person is doing.

What you will learn

This workshop is designed for attendees to gain an understanding of behaviours used by self or other people using a scientific behaviour assessment model.

Functional Behaviour Assessment is a worldwide recognised assessment tool that (when used as a first step) supports with positive behaviour change. Fabic teaches that you must first understand behaviour and then use this information to develop behaviour change strategies.

Note: behaviour change strategies are covered in our course “Changing Behaviour”. These two courses complement each other but it is not essential to do both.

Course participants will leave equipped with the knowledge of all the required steps to conduct a Functional Behavioural Assessment in their work, community or home setting ... thus leaving with a view of UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR.

Who should attend?

  1. Any person who would like to develop a greater understanding of why unwanted behaviours occur to support with true and lasting behaviour change in yourself or in any other person.
  2. Employees from: Education Services, Disability Services, Mental Health Departments, Medical Services, Justice Departments, Welfare Agencies, Residential Support Networks, Legal Services & other Health & Human Services
  3. Supporters of people who use unwanted behaviours including parents, partners, siblings, grandparents, relatives and friends.

For more information download the PDF flyer.

Workshops at Your Organisation

If you would like to organise a 1 hour or 6 hour presentation to be held at your organisation, please request a quote or contact Fabic for further information.

Attend a Workshop

To see the upcoming workshops and presentations in your area, visit our calendar of events page.

 

 

Further Fabic Workshops

Life Skills Developer

Supporting lasting behaviour change through life skills development

Do you and your team feel equipped to respond to the behaviour challenges presented in your workplace?

Do you want your team to really make a difference to the lives of your clients?

Read More

Changing Behaviour

Using desired behaviours to respond to all parts of life is a skill; a skill that often
 needs to be taught and not expected that people know how to do automatically ... just like learning to read or driving a car; choosing the behaviours we would like to use in response to life’s challenges is a skill that can also be learnt.

Whether it be a 3-year-old or an 80-year-old; we all have used unwanted behaviours at some point in our life, and will again in the future unless we are supported and taught to respond differently. This workshop provides participants with a greater understanding of the reasons behind their unwanted behaviours, and the practical tools to choose differently in the future.

Read More

Advanced Changing Behaviour

Many people put a cap on ‘happiness’ as ‘functioning through life’ but fail to see that there is much more to life beyond ‘function’ ... in fact there is JOY!

Further to this, it is a known fact that we all use behaviours we would prefer not to use – behaviours that reduce our quality of life. At Fabic we refer to these non-preferred behaviours as “unwanted behaviours”. Some people’s unwanted behaviours are more intense then others, however if we are honest we all have behaviours that we would prefer to stop using.

Read More

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Reducing Anxiety and Unwanted Behaviours

People with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety on a regular basis as they are perceiving this same world differently, often responding negatively to situations that others would respond positively to.

Read More

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Relationships

How to communicate effectively and improve relationships with a person with an ASD

With over 15 years experience working with people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tanya Curtis offers an interactive workshop exploring and developing a means of communicating in a family or workplace when one member (child, partner, family member, friend or colleague) has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Read More

Anxiety... Does it Affect Us All?

Is anxiety stopping you from living your life in full?

Learn to understand your anxiety and take control back of your life.

Tanya Curtis (founder and Senior Behavior Specialist at Fabic) has practised in a clinical setting supporting people with varying levels of anxiety related behaviours since 2002.

Tanya has seen that anxiety is now an epidemic.

It is a fact that we all at times have felt some degree of anxiety ... in truth most people experience at least low grade anxiety daily.

Read More

Anxiety and Behaviour Change - Body Life Skills Program

Body Life Skills

Introducing a simple, practical and life changing 3-step approach to understanding and changing behaviour, developed and presented by behaviour specialist Tanya Curtis.

Workshop attendance also available online via webinar. Please contact Fabic for further information.

Read More

Perfectionism... Is it holding us back?

In Tanya Curtis’ clinical practice at Fabic, she has observed that ‘perfectionism’ is negatively impacting upon people of all ages: children, teenagers and adults.

Tanya has observed that people’s need to be perfect is resulting in increased anxiety; which is greatly reducing the quality of their day-to-day lives.

Read More

Raising Responsible People - Parenting Course

One of the most significant roles a person chooses is to support a child to become an adult... the question is:

What type of adults are we creating?

These short people are soon to become tall people who will be living in society. Do we want to support these people to become:

Dependent or INDEPENDENT


Irresponsible or RESPONSIBLE


Anxious or FEELING EQUIPPED FOR LIFE

Read More

Understanding Cycles of Abuse

Many people are exposed to abuse on a regular and even repetitive basis. This may look like:

  1. Abuse from others
  2. Abuse to self
  3. Abuse towards others

Abuse frequently appears cyclic, with people finding themselves in a similar situation of abuse time and time again.

Read More

Healing Depression, Sadness, Grief and Loss

Our experience of the world can sometimes feel overwhelming and all too consuming, leading to feelings of sadness, depression and wanting to “give up”.

Read More

Understanding and Addressing Bullying

A behaviour specialist approach to bullying in the school, workplace, home and society.

Bullying is now so common that society has come to accept bullying as a part of life… accepted as the norm!

Why?

Read More

Caring for Self While Caring for Others

A common statement offered at Fabic is –  ‘our number 1 job is to take care of ourselves’.

Why?  When our everyday life includes caring for others, why is it that our number 1 job is to first care for ourselves? Is it possible that caring for ourselves then allows us to truly care for and support others?

Read More

Communicating Effectively in the Workplace

Most workplaces involve people. When we are with people we are always communicating with each other in one form or another, and this communication has a big impact on those around us.

Our ability to communicate effectively is an important skill that is often overlooked. Generally we expect people to automatically know how to do this, but like any skill, effective communication needs to be learned, taught and constantly refined.

Read More

Teaching Social Skills to Others

Socialising successfully is a part of life that many find uncomfortable, tricky or just don’t feel equipped to do. This is because social interactions often require skills that a person may not have developed. Many people will benefit from the opportunity to learn and practice social skills to support in creating positive interactions.

Read More

Leadership and Effective Communication With Others

To be an effective leader, whether in a school, workplace, family or community, the way you communicate with another will be fundamental to your leadership style. This course will support people to examine all factors contributing to their communication style via expressive or receptive communication and learn to develop a way of communicating that will be clearly received by others.

Read More

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are affecting many more people than we allow ourselves to be aware of. Learn a different approach to what causes eating disorders and how to support either yourself experiencing difficulties surrounding eating or another person with the same challenges.

Read More

What Does Loving Yourself Really Mean?

People always say “you need to love yourself before you can love another”. But in reality, this often feels like great words but with no practical understanding of what that could possibly mean. To truly love & support another person in the world we need to first learn to love & support ourselves.

This talk will support people to take this “foreign concept” and turn it into practical day-to-day activity.

Read More

Myths Around Mental Health

There is a fear of the unknown and “Mental Health” is an unknown to many people. Be introduced to a different approach of understanding “Mental Health issues” including “Bipola, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders”.

The focus of this workshop will
 be on “responsibility” and how by learning self responsibility the mental health status of many can be changed.

Read More

Mental Health Professionals - Questioning Burnout in our Profession and Looking at Another Way

The statistics for mental health burnout in mental health workers is alarming. Consider the research below:

“The longer one works in the mental health field:

Read More