The next four-day CFAR workshops are in October (Bay Area) and November (NYC), but there are two upcoming one-day classes that may be of interest to LessWrongers.

 

Making Habits that Stick - Sept 15, 3hrs, $90

Learn how to make new, useful habits and replace pernicious old ones.  Andrew Critch, one of CFAR’s instructors will be teaching you how the brain holds on to patterns and cached responses. And then you’ll make use of your brain’s circuitry to set new habits deliberately.

Alumni of our four-day workshops have used this material to do anything from remembering to check a to do list, right when you walk through the door at home, to making sure that a feeling of confusion triggers you to speak up and ask for an example.


One-Day Workshop for Programmers - Sept 29, full day, $330

Take a selection of classes from our four-day workshop that have been tailored for relevance to people in programming careers.  Why? Programmers continually manage huge amounts of their own time on large projects, and they know that anything you do continually is worth setting aside time to optimize.

After spending a day with CFAR, you can expect to catch yourself making a lot more mistakes. They won’t be new; you’ll just be more attuned to how your brain’s innate heuristics can lead you astray, so you’ll catch on to slip-ups faster. And instead of feeling bad about these failure modes, you’ll have the tools you need to jump out of them quickly. In fact, it won’t feel as much like making mistakes as discovering bugs — you’ll be curious and confident about figuring out a solution, and proud of yourself for catching the opportunity.

 

If you're interested in our curriculum, but would like to do something smaller than a workshop because of time or money constraints, these two September offerings may be of interest.  

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I'm signed up for the programming one. This'll be my first time at CFAR. pretty excited!

Awesome! Can't wait to have you.

Unfortunately I can't be in the Bay area, but this sounds very interesting. Can anyone point me to good content that teaches making habits that stick or effectively breaking habits?

Unfortunately I can't be in the Bay area, but this sounds very interesting. Can anyone point me to good content that teaches making habits that stick or breaking habits effectively?

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