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Stages of Change or how do we change? by David M. Posted Sun 01 Jan 2012 10:01pm Change In a previous blog I wrote about New Year’s Resolutions and how to get out of them. Now occasionally someone argues with me on this and says – no – really – I do want to change. I like to hear that. We counselors and therapist are in the business of helping people to change. I like to think of this as the happy life business. ... Read on »
Where Are You in The Stages Of Change? by Dr. Rick K. Naturopathic DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 29 Oct 2008 12:45am When you find yourself with an underperforming employee,  or when you’re  not getting the results in your own work that you think should be possible, that’s a good time to use the stages of change I talked about in my last post.  The art of persuasion often involves moving people from the first through the fifth stage, one stage at a time.  Here, ... Read on »
What are the stages of change? by David M. Posted Sun 30 Sep 2012 2:42pm How do people really change? The stages of change model comes originally from a book titled “Changing For Good” by Prochaska, Norcross and DiClemente. This model has been widely applied to substance abuse treatment but is also applicable to mental health, weight loss or even improving test scores in underperforming schools. We tea ... Read on »
More on the predictive power of the Stages of Change by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 10:12am This study surveyed medical inpatients receiving treatment for a medical problem other than alcoholism. Among risky drinkers, higher Perception of Problems scores were associated with more drinking at follow-up, while higher Taking Action scores were associated with less drinking. This is interesting, has some limitations, in my view. First, ... Read on »
Stages of change – early action by David M. Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 11:29pm So here we are in that process of change at the point where we start to do some action steps. Up till now we have had someone or something that created a reason to consider the need for change. No catalyst and probably most people would never embark on the journey. So we were pre-contemplative. Then we started thinking about the problem, gather ... Read on »
The Stages of Change: Understanding Your Motivation by KovasP Posted Wed 30 Jun 2010 12:00am The following article really resonated with me; it was originally published on Livestrong.com . I often search for motivation to run, to lose weight, to exercise more often. Sometimes I get upset when I inevitably slide backwards into overeating and sloth. More recently, it has been happening less often and the relapses are less ... Read on »
Stages of change part two – contemplation by David M. Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 10:16pm Last time we began our discussion of the stages of change by describing how someone might be confronted with a situation where others think you have a problem, a need to change, even before we recognize that something is a problem. We called that stage of change Pre-contemplation. Lots of people end up in the therapist office, court, ... Read on »
The 5 stages of change (guest post). by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 Aug 2014 8:00am I thought about starting off with some sappy homage to Carla about how much I’ve loved reading her blog over the years, and what an inspiration she has been to me, but she already knows that and if you are reading this today then you probably already know it as well. So, I’m going to introduce myself; I’m Erica. I’m a generally ha ... Read on »
Stages of Change by bacoyne Posted Sat 15 Jan 2011 4:55pm I really am not too sure what I wanted to write about this week. It’s felt crazy and not so crazy all at the same time. I had an interview for a great summer opportunity, that would entail me going abroad for awhile volunteering. I also found out that there is a very good chance I could get advanced placement for my internship (meaning it w ... Read on »
Setting the stage for change by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Oct 2012 8:52am Gotta get a move on! I’ve noticed something over the past months – I am spending more and more time in bed. Not sleeping. Not resting. Just lying there. This has coincided with me getting less and less sleep. I’m thinking there’s a correspondence. I’ll go to bed, but then I will check Facebook or my email or some other thing on my s ... Read on »