New Life Recovery and Coaching – Purpose and Goals

This WordPress.com site is about ovevrcoming substance abuse/dependence and life coaching. It focuses on the recovery process and regaining control of one's life and moving forward with success.

A New Perspective on a New Life – Stages of Behavioral Change

The Stages of Change

According to Prochaska & DiClemente (1983), there are five stages of behavioral change.  They are :

  1. Pre-contemplation
  2. Contemplation
  3. Preparation/Determination
  4. Action/Willpower
  5. Maintenance

These stages of change have been well-received by the psychological field over the past few decades.  They are also useful for recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.  Each stage has characteristics in describing the progression of a behavioral change.  An understanding of each stage is very useful for successful change of an undesired habit or behavior.

I will be introducing these (or reinforcing them if they are already familiar) over the next several blogs.  Please feel free to comment or provide feedback.

As always, visit http://www.newliferc.com for further information.

Mike

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