The transtheoretical model of behavioral change.
There are five stages we face when we are adopting a change:
1.- Precontemplation (No)
2.- Contemplation (Maybe).
3.- Preparation ( Getting ready).
4.- Action (Do)
5.- Maintenance (Integrated behavior).
- No intention to change.
- Lack of awareness / avoidance.
- Awareness but feeling powerless.
- Other people’s concern.
- Key: Recognizing behavior threatens your health.
- Thinking about the possibility to change.
- Not ready just yet.
- Key: Consider roadblocks, strategies to overcome them.
- Decision to make a change has been made.
- Preparing to take action.
- Recognizing to take action,
- Recognizing the benefits of making the change.
- Initial steps taken
- Key: Efficient goal setting.
- Incorporating the change in daily routine.
- Normal to struggle sticking to new plan.
1.- Confidence facing and overcoming barriers.
2.- Sustained support.
3.- New strategies to stick to the plan.
- New behavior practiced for 6 consecutive months.
- Integrated into the regular routine-
1.- Plan ahead to avoid triggers.
2.- Supports group.