Improving your scores -- and your health prospects
If you filled in your E-mail address you will soon be receiving the first of a one-year series of self-help E-mail messages designed to help you to change any unhealthy mental habits uncovered by the tests. You will receive only messages that relate to areas where you need work, so the higher your score, the fewer messages you will receive. Please give the messages your full attention and try to respond to them by making real changes in your life.
Lifelong habits don't change overnight, so it's important that you follow through and practice your new habits regularly. Training in healthy mental habits can make a significant improvement in health, as the 1973 intervention experiment proved. The dramatic health improvement achieved in that experiment was really from self-directed work, reinforced by six, one-hour personal interviews spread over a year. With E-mail we can contact you more often, but we lose the inspirational possibilities of personal contact. This means that keeping motivated is more up to you. The people in the 1973 experiment were given a pamphlet to study and use between visits as a guide for making changes in their life. You should print a copy of that pamphlet now and keep it handy so that you can re-read it regularly. You should also study the article on the experimenter approach, which is so fundamental to good self-regulation. You might want to keep these in a folder along with printed copies of your E-mail messages.
You should also buy a copy of my book, The Attitude Factor, which covers more thoroughly the theory behind this work and also has many useful exercises. My DVD Pure Pleasure 3D gives you a way to bring pleasure into your life every single day. Try to make the next year of your life a year of personal transformation. If we succeed together, we can be instrumental in transforming the fields of medical treatment and prevention.
Book $9.95 Pleasure DVD
Copyright (C) 1997 Thomas R Blakeslee. All rights reserved. Revised: February 20, 2004.