The secret to self control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

This video is made by TEDX Talk and is hosted by  Willing Ways Video Channel.

The video is about the secret of self – control. Dr Jonathan B Bricker earned his PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from university of Washington. He is a scientist who specializes in the process of testing and developing skills for self – control of addictions and anxiety. He is a full member at the Fred Hutchinson cancer Research Centre and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, Psychology department. He is also an editor of a scientific journal called ‘Addiction’ which is the best of its type when it comes to addictions.

Willing Ways Pakistan is an accredited organization in Pakistan which is known for years helping the families and their loved one who fall prey to the chronic disease of drug addiction. We at Willing Ways provide the international standard treatment and are known for our results not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well. Our expertise does not end here we are recognized for our ‘counseling for change’ programs. Change that help individuals reach their goals that could not be accomplished because of some defined obstacles. We help remove those obstacles scientifically and hence a miracle happens.

In this video Dr Jonathan starts with sharing how his mother at the age of 42 (When he was born) for the first time started doing exercise. She started with running around the block, then started going for 5K races, then 10K races, ran a marathon & then a triathlon and by at the age of 57 she was tracking at the Mount Everest base camp. On the other end his dad was used to take him to the science classes. Later he shares that he learnt about the value of health from his mother whereas learnt the value of science from his dad. These 2 proved to guide him through his life making him successful. He pin points that these 2 values helped him deal with an epidemic called unhealthy life. Later he highlights the fact that tobacco and obesity are two most preventable causes of premature death. He shares that solving such issues might be difficult as we engage in unhealthy behaviors involves genes, environment, brain neurotransmitters and many alike factors. But there is one key factor about how we can manage our cravings which leads to addictive behaviours like smoking and over eating. Well that key factor is our “Choices” our willingness. Lastly he shares the secret to self control is to give up control.

If you are interested in reading more material relevant to personal development please click on the following articles written by Dr. Sadaqat Ali:

Dr. Sadaqat Ali , a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a renowned professional in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has a background of getting trained at “HAZELDEN” and “Vital Smarts”, USA. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is the Project Director of Willing Ways Pakistan, and Sadaqat Clinic (pvt.) Limited. He is a sought after speaker who promotes new scientific solutions for persistent and profound problems. Dr. Sadaqat name was included in the international Who’s Who directory of professionals which was the first ever distinction of any Pakistani doctor. The print and electronic media have interviewed him extensively. He appears frequently on national TV channels expressing his views on drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, suicide prevention and home runaways. He loves to train people on how to intervene if a family member indulges in self-destructive behaviors. He is running a number of national facilities. Willing ways for outdoor and Sadaqat Clinic for indoor treatment of addiction and alcoholism

Following are some of Dr. Sadaqat Ali’s TV appearances:

Willing Ways Pakistan is an accredited center of excellence in the field of drug treatment and counseling. We have a history, while we started our operations in 1979 when Pakistan was suddenly hard hit by heroin epidemic. We bravely took the responsibility of making public aware that addiction is very much treatable at any stage and today we stand proud being the trusted leaders in the field of addiction treatment. We have our clientele not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well including UK, USA, Middle East and Europe.

At Willing Ways Pakistan the clients are treated scientifically – the secret of our long lasting standing in the field of addiction and counseling. We keep our team and our program up to date with the latest advancements while helping our clients through extensive, specialized and client centered treatment program. These programs are not only patient focused but an extensive work is done with family through what we call counseling for change. The major purpose of this program is to bring peace and serenity in the lives of those who have been suffering in silence, because of a family member’s addictive behavior. We equip families with a set of vital behaviors to produce results.

The programs are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the patient which eventually help them reach their ultimate goal of a serene life. Our organization comprises of a highly competent team that holds striking credentials and is not only well trained but also carries extensive know – how. We are a unique team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, Addiction counselors and Medical specialists involved in research and education, and who collaborate with each other within the institute to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.

We are leading the battle to conquer the disease in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches. Our mission is to prevent, treat and manage addiction for a world free of this illness and its complications.