Identify & Overcome Your Procrastination Habits

Posted on June 14, 2011

Anti-Procrastination Workshop Series
Led by Dr. Bill Knaus, Ed.D.
Friday , July 1st at 7 PM EDT.
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podcast Intro Meeting, Part I
podcast Intro Meeting, Part II
podcast Wrap Up Meeting. Part I
podcast Wrap Up Meeting, Part II

Dr. Bill Knaus, Ed.D., psychologist and renowned authority in the field of overcoming procrastination, will join SMART Recovery® Online to present an Anti-Procrastination Workshop Series during the month of July. The workshop is an adaptation of his highly successful face-to-face workshops and will last for five weeks. The format of the workshops will follow a concept/application presentation, beginning with a Main Event, followed by three Q&A Sessions, and a final Booster Session to provide an overview and ways forward to end procrastination.

Dr. Knaus is a premier expert in the field of helping people overcome procrastination. He originated the self-help movement for overcoming procrastination and has worked with thousands of people in his individual private practice and in his transformational anti-procrastination workshops. Over 1 million people have benefited from reading his bestselling books on procrastination. An original director of post-graduate training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Dr. Knaus has directly helped train over 1,000 professional counselors and psychotherapists. He originated Rational Emotive Education, an evidence-based positive mental health program for kids and teens. He is known by many in SMART Recovery as the author of The SMART Recovery Primer, a manual that helped launch the program.

Suggested Reading (Optional) :
This former professor has authored more than 20 books, including several on the subject of procrastination. His latest, End Procrastination Now (McGraw-Hill, 2010), is his fifth and most up-to-date book on how the topic. His earlier work, The Procrastination Workbook: Your Personalized Program for Breaking Free from the Patterns That Hold You Back (New Harbinger, 2002), came from his group-work with people suffering from hardcore procrastination.

The Workshop Schedule:

July 1 – Procrastination Mini-Workshop Main Event, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT
July 8 – Q&A, 20 minutes, 7:00 p.m. EDT
July 15 – Q&A, 20 minutes, 7:00 p.m. EDT
July 22 – Q&A, 20 minutes, 7:00 p.m. EDT
July 29 – Booster Session – Review and moving forward, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

The workshops will be held in the SMART online meeting venue. To gain access to the workshops, register for SMART Recovery Online. Please register at least 24 hours in advance. Once registered, access the SMART Recovery Message Board through the menus on the SMART Recovery website . Select “Online Activities/SMART Message Board,” and once logged in, select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” from the drop-down bar near the top left of the page. The Workshop will be held in “The SMART Room”. (Note: A microphone is not required to participate, sound and keyboard are required.)

These workshops will be recorded, and attendance and participation indicate consent to SMART’s public use of the audio material.

SMART Recovery is very pleased to offer Special Events on topics of interest as a public service. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues. All are welcome, but space is limited so early arrival is encouraged.


UPDATE 6/17/11: Latest Psychology Today post from Dr. Knaus

“SMART Recovery’s Charlie Atwater and I use a metaphor to describe an inner deceiver that pushes procrastination. Learn to beat the Wheedler and stop procrastinating.”
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UPDATE 6/23/11: Download Informational Flyer

An informational flyer for the Workshop is now available for facilitators, members and professionals to print and share with others.
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4 thoughts on “Identify & Overcome Your Procrastination Habits

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Charlene:

      Thanks for your interest.

      There were four podcasts produced from this workshop.

      You will find links to all four at the top of the blog post!

  1. Dee (SMART Special Events Coordinator)

    Dear Randy, We are so delighted to hear of your interest in our upcoming mini-workshop. It is our intention to record this for later use, however we try not to make promises about this! This workshop is geared specifically for the SMART community and while you may find ideas and thoughts of help to your clients, it would not be appropriate for therapeutic purposes. SMART is a peer support group and this workshop is designed as such for those who may not have access to resources in this arena. If you are interested in adapting these ideas for your own therapeutic use, Dr. Knaus has other more appropriate venues in which he can work with you to help you do that effectively, and I will pass on your information to him if you would like to write to me directly at cloward@gmail.com. Again, thank you so much for your interest, and we hope to see you and any clients for whom you think this might be of help at the workshop!

  2. Randy

    Will the Anti-Procrastination workshop series be archived for later access? I have clients in my addiction treatmnent program that woudl be interested in this;I also would like to incorporate into individual treatment plans. Would this be okay to use in client treatment plans? Keep up the great work!!!!

    Randy

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