Wednesday 20th March 2019
Habits: creating good ones, breaking bad ones as a sustainable answer to animal welfare problems with Jo White
Habits are something we all share in common; good and bad their strength makes them resilient to change and more powerful than intention when looking to form new behaviours. So, could they provide the answer to the question of how to deliver lasting positive change for animal welfare? Habits have played a key role in our survival since the origins of existence, with great minds like Aristotle pondering their role and use, the fabric of society reliant on them to function, and our day-to-day routines comprised of many inter-connected tiny habits. However, it is only recently that social scientists have started to unlock habits amazing potential for good, with examples including developments in human health helping us to eat well and exercise more; technology making us more efficient and effective in our day-to-day lives, and, behavioural economics assisting us in planning for the future and old age. The time is right for those working in animal welfare to utilise this exciting opportunity to create sustained behaviour change through forming strong, pro-animal welfare habits and changing those that are negative. Join Jo for an interactive workshop, exploring how to practically implement evidence-based theories behind the formation of good, and the breaking of bad habits to make a lasting difference to the lives of animals.
A two hour version of this workshop was held at the 2018 HBCA workshop event. This is a day version where we will explore more detail and have more time to undertake practical activities and exercises. This workshop will be relevant for people working on any animal issue.
WORKSHOP BONUS: Wood Green have been brilliant in agreeing to be the host venue for this event, and will be providing a tour of their Godmanchester Centre and headquarters in Cambridgeshire - which is one of the largest rehoming centres in Europe, rehoming dogs, cats, small pets and fowl. They are also providing a soup and sandwich lunch (veggie and vegan)!
For more information: For more details see http://www.hbcforanimals.com/habits.html
Please visit the website to see our other exciting workshop events in 2019 - http://www.hbcforanimals.com/courses-and-events.html