5.15.2012

Satiate:

v. sey-shee-eyt; adj. sey-shee-it, -eyt] 
verb, sa·ti·at·ed, sa·ti·at·ing, adjective
verb (used with object)
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary;surfeit.



At my work we have countless interventions and strategies that can be used to help our clients manage their behavior. 

One of them that we can use {but I don't really like, so I have never written into a behavior plan} is satiation. 

An example of this could be our client, Jane Doe. Say Jane loooooves M&Ms. And all she does all day long is steal M&Ms from other people to eat them all herself. 

A possible intervention could be to allow Jane to eat and eat and eat M&Ms until the cows came home until she just.doesn't.want.to.eat.them. anymore {just thinking about it makes me want to gag - and I loooove M&Ms}.

And then, voila! No more stealing M&Ms!

I bet you can see why I never write this into the behavior plans of my clients, no?

While I haven't {and most likely never will} write it into their plans, I somehow allowed my roommates to implement it with me. 

Here's the thing, I have been a little-bit obsessed with stripes lately. Lest we forget, my stripes on stripes a few months back. 

I just want to buy ALL THE STRIPES I see everywhere. 

So, it was intervention time.

Enter satiation.


I have been challenged to wear stripes every day ... for 30 days straight.


Here's a little teaser into my life the last night days.




And hopefully, by day 30 I will be so satiated on stripes that I will probably NEVER want to purchase ANYTHING with stripes again. Problem.solved. Hopefully.

3 comments:

Shan said...

I'd love to know if this works. I may need to do it to myself.

Meg said...

I love that you are managing your own behavior. I hope it works for you. :)

steve and jessica said...

Love this post. I have to admit, I have tried to get satiated on candy/cookies/ice cream and the only one that I don't like now is rich cake frosting. I think stripes look great on you, so I don't think it will be a problem if you don't get tired of them!

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