Chronic Impulsivity: Faith-Based Counseling To Induce A Healthier Way Of Living

A faith-based program that addresses chronic impulsivity may be featured online or at a local church. This type of counseling program addresses impulsive behaviors, lack of control, and the triggers that may have prompted impulsivity to become apparent.


Impulsivity involves acting upon a trigger, without weighing the pros and cons of the action or taking into account what may happen as a result of the action. Chronic impulsiveness can relate to any activity that is deemed healthy or unhealthy. For instance, someone who cannot stop shopping may be classified as suffering from chronic impulsivity.

Although shopping is normal and is something that people do on a routine basis, being unable to stop spending money or investing in items that a person cannot afford or that they do not have a use for could be seen as problematic. Gambling, exercising, pursuing romantic relationships, working, drinking, or participating in any other activity in excess, and without any planning in advance, could be seen as impulsive behavior.


Chronic impulsiveness can be learned from others. For instance, a young child who was raised by impulsive parents may have followed the same behaviors as their elders when they got older. This type of condition is often linked to mental health. Those with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, depression, manic depressive order, or another emotional problem may be more susceptible to acquiring an impulsive trait.

During a counseling session that is faith-based, a client can speak to a mentor about how they are feeling and the types of behaviors that they have been exhibiting. Someone may have difficulty fitting in with others and not even realize that their impulsive behavior has become problematic. A church mentor may be a licensed counselor who has a lot of experience treating those with impulsive behaviors. They may use prayer, meditation, Bible teachings, and other resources to help a counseling participant regain control of their actions.

Various stories that are depicted within the Bible reflect upon making good and bad choices. Using this type of storyline can aid a person in realizing how their behaviors have negatively affected them and those around them.

A participant of a counseling session may need to refocus their energy on positive activities that they practice in moderation. A mentor (counselor) will prompt a client to open up and practice some healthier actions. A client may be advised to seek solace in prayer or to meditate daily. It may take a while to reprogram the brain and prevent impulsive behaviors from continuing to be problematic.

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