Over decades of work and play, across innumerable species, we’ve witnessed the incredible power of antecedents and consequences to shape behavior effectively and humanely. Through practice and persistence, we’ve developed skills at applying LIMA (aka Humane Hierarchy) strategies to the dogs and other non-human animals in our lives. Yet we often fall short of consistently applying these skills to humans, including ourselves. How can we use our knowledge to be more compassionate and less violent in our personal relationships and our public interactions? Can we be both kind and candid? Can we, in the words of Elizabeth Lesser, “Do no harm and take no shit”?
Watch three lively and intimate conversations between Marissa, Barrie, Kathy, Lynn and Chris to get an introduction to how we apply consequences and choose antecedents in ways that shape our own behavior and that of people around us in ways that aspire to be respectful and effective. Each episode is approximately 90 minutes long. In addition to these conversations, The ABCs of Everything includes downloadable resource sheets with a variety of options to expand your learning.