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The podcast that aims to bring the science of human behavior and how you can apply it to your own life and become the happiest, healthiest and most successful version of you.

Behave Yourself Podcast Behave Yourself

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The podcast that aims to bring the science of human behavior and how you can apply it to your own life and become the happiest, healthiest and most successful version of you.

    96. From school-based BCBA to Life Coach

    96. From school-based BCBA to Life Coach

    In this episode, we had the pleasure of talking to Kaitlin Wilder (@Wildsidebehavior) about her transition from being a school-based BCBA to applying ACT to life coaching.

    We discussed:
    * Her being a circus performer, aerialist, fire eater
    * Going from being a school-based BCBA to life coach.
    * From a need for control, serving others to realising it deprived her.
    * To be doing “good”, you have to be doing work that’s really HARD, right?!
    * From hitting rock bottom to changing her purpose
    * What is a life coach?
    * What is ACT?
    * Defining your values
    * What makes a good life coach?
    * Using ACT in her work

    https://wildsidebehavior.com/

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    Disclaimer: While we’re both behaviour analysts and qualified in our respective fields, this podcast is for education and information sharing only and should not be taken as personal, medical or behavioral advice or services. 

    • 41 min
    95. Sleep and nutrition

    95. Sleep and nutrition

    In this episode, we were thrilled to invite Emily Varon back to speak to use about how sleep impacts our nutrition!

    Disclaimer: we do touch on weight from a health perspective

    We talked about:
    * How sleep impacts our food choices.
    * What happens when we sleep: gut regenerates, brains detox, etc.
    * When we sleep less than 7 hours per night, leptin and ghrelin up regulate. So you will feel more hungry!
    * After 2 nights of only 4-5 hours of sleep, participants ate on average 300-400 more calories on average, mostly of sugar and carbohydrates.
    * How short sleep affects your mental health
    * Sleep apnoea
    * Napping
    * Caffeine

    Find more from Emily at:
    https://readysetsleep.com/
    CEUS: https://readysetsleep.thinkific.com/

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    If you have any questions, comments, concerns or topics that you would like us to cover, please reach out to us!
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    Email:
    behaveyourselfpod@gmail.com

    Disclaimer: While we’re both behaviour analysts and qualified in our respective fields, this podcast is for education and information sharing only and should not be taken as personal, medical or behavioral advice or services. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    94. Sleep from a behaviour analytic perspective

    94. Sleep from a behaviour analytic perspective

    In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Varon about sleep! Emily Varon is a BCBA with a dedicated focus on sleep-related behaviors. She takes the complicated issue of pervasive sleep problems and helps behavior analysts develop  appropriate and ethical behavior plans for improving the quality of sleep for consumers and their caregivers. Her focus on sustainability of sleep habits versus “good” or “bad” habits offers families and clinicians a broader, long-view perspective of sleep, resulting in more sustainable results over time.

    We discussed:
    - Why is sleep a behaviour analytic issue?
    - Is sleep a behaviour?
    - Common sleep issues
    - Top sleep tips
    - and much more!

    You can find more from Emily Varon at https://readysetsleep.com/ and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/readysetsleep_  and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-varon-417aa521/ 


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    If you have any questions, comments, concerns or topics that you would like us to cover, please reach out to us!
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    Email:
    behaveyourselfpod@gmail.com

    Disclaimer: While we’re both behaviour analysts and qualified in our respective fields, this podcast is for education and information sharing only and should not be taken as personal, medical or behavioral advice or services. 

    • 43 min
    93. Dating and flirting from a behaviour analytic perspective

    93. Dating and flirting from a behaviour analytic perspective

    Why think about dating and flirting?
    Much sociological research into dating looks at the form of dating and people’s intentions, but as behaviour analysts we can look at the functions of the behaviour, verbal and non-verbal behaviour and how our learning histories affect our choices.

    What is it?
    "Flirtation” refers to behaviour that entails conversation, body language, or physical contact that potentially establishes or maintains a romantic or sexual relationship between two people. It’s all a form of verbal behaviour and we can study it as such - think topography.

    Skinner (1957) defined verbal behavior as behavior maintained by a verbal community in which the interaction of speakers and listeners established the practices of the verbal community itself.

    Flirting is really ambiguous. It’s framed by a number of rules but the rules are dynamic as well as implicit instead of explicit. The rules are also very different depending on age, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion and learning history.

    Functions:
    What’s the function?
    - Escape… societal disapproval of 30+ unmarried women (hello spinster vs bachelor).
    - Escape… loneliness or lack of socially mediated reinforcement?
    - Access to automatic reinforcement - the physical side relationships.
    - Tangible… gold digging?
    - Social… dating purely for social engagement?
    - Mate selection
    - Social… knowing someone else finds you attractive

    Researchers using scripts of flirtatious acts have found that women are more likely to report flirtation as serving the primary function of “having fun” or maintaining a relationship while men report flirtation as “sex-directed” (Henningsen, 2004)

    Autoclitics:
    HOW something is said is often more important that WHAT is said. Autoclitics - “You are pretty” vs “I think you’re pretty” The autoclitic is defined as verbal behavior that modifies other verbal behavior or the reaction of the listener.
    Think Joey from friends and “How you doin’?”

    Wade found that the autoclitic function of “you and me” is more successful in prolonging the duration of a conversation and potentially securing a first date in comparison to the function of “we.” For example, “you and I should grab coffee sometime” was more successful than “we should grab coffee sometime.”

    Topographies:
    Grammar et al. (2000)-  female interest in a male was positively correlated with “courtship” behaviors e.g. coy smiles. For males, high production of speech was correlated with interest.

    Environment
    The same behaviours that could be considered flirting (making eye contact, leaning towards someone, touching them) in the right circumstances but not in others.
    What about MOs and conditional discriminations?

    Reference:
    Wade J. A. (2018). (I Think) You Are Pretty: a Behavior Analytic Conceptualization of Flirtation. Perspectives on behavior science, 41(2), 615–636. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-018-0136-y

    Connect with Us!
    If you have any questions, comments, concerns or topics that you would like us to cover, please reach out to us!
    Facebook
    Behave Yourself Podcast (private group)
    Instagram:
    instagram.com/emily.a.macrae
    instagram.com/thebehaviourlady
    instagram.com/behaveyourselfpod
    Email:
    behaveyourselfpod@gmail.com

    Disclaimer: While we’re both behaviour analysts and qualified in our respective fields, this podcast is for education and information sharing only and should not be taken as personal, medical or behavioral advice or services. 

    • 35 min
    92. Overwhelm from a behaviour analytic perspective

    92. Overwhelm from a behaviour analytic perspective

    Body triggers a stress response
    Positive Overwhelm: overwhelmed by the outpouring generosity or support
    Stress/overwhelm can be manifested to benefit us but many times, hinders us
    Flight-fight-freeze response gets triggered/ panic mode/ shut down
    -- escape/avoidance
    Operationally define Overwhelm- looks similar but different for everyone 

    Deep breaths -- coping strategies -- expel carbon dioxide which leads to relaxation
    Boundaries: to prevent in the future (self-advocacy skills/manding/communication)
    Break down big tasks into small managable tasks- task analysis
    Create sustainable routines- chaining
    Look at the antecedents that triggered the overwhelm

    Connect with Us!
    If you have any questions, comments, concerns or topics that you would like us to cover, please reach out to us!
    Facebook
    Behave Yourself Podcast (private group)
    Instagram:
    instagram.com/emily.a.macrae
    instagram.com/thebehaviourlady
    instagram.com/behaveyourselfpod
    Email:
    behaveyourselfpod@gmail.com

    Disclaimer: While we’re both behaviour analysts and qualified in our respective fields, this podcast is for education and information sharing only and should not be taken as personal, medical or behavioral advice or services. 

    • 27 min
    91. Intuitive Eating from a Behaviour Analytic Perspective

    91. Intuitive Eating from a Behaviour Analytic Perspective

    Sarah Burby is BCBA who specializes in Intuitive Eating from a behavior analytic perspective
    10 Principles of Intuitive Eating
    1. Reject the diet mentality
    2. Honor your hunger
    3. Make peace with food
    4. Challenge the food police
    5. The satiation factor
    6. Feel your fullness
    7. Cope with Emotions with Kindness
    8. Respect your body
    9. Movement - Feel the difference
    10. Honor your health - Gentle Nutrition

    Individualized approaches
    Shaping, Task Analysis, Desensitization Approaches


    https://www.smallchangeshwncoaching.com/
    sarahburby@smallchangescoaching.com
    https://www.facebook.com/smallchangeshwncoaching/
    https://www.instagram.com/smallchanges_coaching/?hl=en


    Connect with Us!
    If you have any questions, comments, concerns or topics that you would like us to cover, please reach out to us!
    Facebook
    Behave Yourself Podcast (private group)
    Instagram:
    instagram.com/emily.a.macrae
    instagram.com/thebehaviourlady
    instagram.com/behaveyourselfpod
    Email:
    behaveyourselfpod@gmail.com

    Disclaimer: While we’re both behaviour analysts and qualified in our respective fields, this podcast is for education and information sharing only and should not be taken as personal, medical or behavioral advice or services. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

~hoefosho~ ,

Worth a listen!

This podcast is great. I take away new information from every episode. The two lovely hosts bring positivity and encouragement to the discussion about overall health, and they clearly do their research before speaking on each topic. I highly recommend!

ErinConantHope ,

Excellent Health Perspective and Advice!

This podcast is my new favorite as it merges two of my favorite things - applied behavior analysis and health and fitness! I have recommended all of my people listen to this because it approaches health and fitness in such a logical way! We are all in control of our own behavior (or behaviour). Thank you, Jo and Emily for this podcast!

Yaraaasarah ,

Love it !

I love the concept of behave yourself! It’s catchy for both people in and outside of the field of behavior analysis. I like how these ladies keep it real and share objective advice and mindful techniques to creating healthy lifestyles. I wanna be the third gal 🤪 hahaha jk but not really! Great work and keep it up ladies !

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