TAKING ONE STEP TOWARD YOUR GOAL
When we have set a challenging goal for ourselves—and where we are now seems far from where we want to be—it's easy to feel overwhelmed. In this bonus audio session with health psychologist and mind-body expert Dr. Kelly McGonigal, you will learn a simple approach that supports us in making changes that seem particularly daunting. Taking One Step Toward Your Goal explains how the practice of taking one small action in alignment with your commitments and intentions can have a dramatic influence on the process of transformation.
KELLY MCGONIGAL: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF CHANGE
Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist, award-winning lecturer at Stanford University, and leading expert on the mind-body relationship. Dr. McGonigal is the author of The Willpower Instinct and Yoga for Pain Relief, and with Sounds True she has created an audio learning program called The Neuroscience of Change. In this episode, Tami speaks with Dr. McGonigal about how we can consciously change the “default settings” of our brain, what we can do to tune into ourselves at a physiological level during difficult emotional situations, and how self-criticism can hinder our attempts to change our behavior. Dr. McGonigal also shares a practice of cultivating self-compassion. (57 minutes)