The secret to self control | Jonathan How to stop screwing yourself over 1 day ago   15:14

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Jonathan Bricker's work has uncoved a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His new methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death.

Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in a bold approach called acceptance and commitment therapy. A Stanford researcher called his use of the approach “a breakthrough in behavioral research [that] has major public health implications for the major causes of preventable death.” Bricker and his team, having received $10 million in total federal research grants to study this topic, are rigorously testing this intervention on multiple platforms, including smartphone apps, websites, and telephone coaching. His SmartQuit app for quitting smoking was recently launched and is now in distribution worldwide.

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derin den
Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
-Abraham Lincoln
C.K. Brooke
A TED speaker spontaneously bursting into song from The Book of Mormon play...epic 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Born Unloved
15 minutes of absolute drivel.
If you don't fight your craving monster, you can have a conversation with it and come to an agreement.
Ольга Симонова
Bravo, Maestro!)
Mango G
He is using the vipassana meditation technique which is awareness/mindfulness. Allowing yourself to be aware without reacting to it. The more you practice acceptance of what is and learning to not react to it, the more you will learn to have control of your mind and behavior.

Vipassana teaches you that everything is impermanent, it will pass.
Matthew Sanchez
I'm noticing the Thot...💃
M. Reza Rahman Lazuardi
Every TED Talk sounds like the first few paragraphs of a villain monologue and i don't know what to do with that thought once it's in my head.
James 1992
Chinese Taoism. 道家文化几千年后被再次证实。
Damienne Lupe Hinkle
Becky Bailey’s Disciplined Consciousness!! 👍
Amajja Apajja
so slow ....
A Donttrip
6:05 in. I'm open minded but so far lousy waste of time. You get the same amount of time I give lucky sales ppl.
parker t
Less Nessman is a smart guy
Liyani Bernier
I stopped watching after 3 mins 🙄
Merlas Paul
Man this speech freed myself
This speech is Super
Vik Johnson
Lost me at “causes of premature death” people need to die too many around. Literally
Ashraf Chawdhury
I tried them. They DID NOT work.
This man is a phenomenal speaker! Great pacing and usage of pauses and kept the speech entertaining all the way through. Bravo!
Gavin Burger
Amazing, life changing!!!
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How to stop screwing yourself over The secret to self control | Jonathan 1 day ago   21:40

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Mel Robbins is a married working mother of three, an ivy-educated criminal lawyer, and one of the top career and relationship experts in America. Widely respected for her grab-'em-by-the-collar advice and tough love, Robbins drills through the mental clutter that stands between people and what they want. Her approach is smart, effective and entertaining. Five days a week, Mel hosts her own syndicated radio show The Mel Robbins Show, discussing hot topics and giving advice to callers across America. She is starring in a new series, In-Laws, airing this summer on A&E. In addition, she writes a monthly column for Success Magazine, is a former CNBC contributor and is the co-founder of Advice for Living, Inc., which develops products and television programming with experts in the wellness, health, relationship and career categories.

Most nights, once the kids are in bed, you'll find Mel at home with a bourbon on the rocks and her Australian Shepherd at her feet, writing about life, love and everything else on her award-winning blog:

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