Part 1 How to Change Behaviours & Bad Habits

Updated: May 12

As a manual therapist engaging people in both structural transformation involves daily and or weekly habit changes to back up any healing gains from receiving Shiatsu or Kinesiology, often nutritional or exercise or just a level of awareness that changes are here and to monitor and address the mental aspects to back up any progress.


According to James Clear’s Four Laws of Behaviour Change (2018), there are four steps to establishing a habit: cue, craving, routine, reward (Clear, 2018). This article is about how we turn the above steps into practical actions/advice that can help clients not only alter the way they do things, but also make the changes stick.


Clear’s model offers a simple set of rules for creating good habits and breaking bad ones. Changing behaviour, in any field of endeavour or any challenge, begins with asking oneself four questions, each of which pertains to one of the laws. Each law, in turn, pertains to a stage in the habit loop model:

  1. How can I make it obvious? (Cue)