Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Change is a process!

Early January is a time when many people set new goals for them selves with a wide variety of outcomes.  The Transtheoretical Model (aka Stages of Change) helps explain why some people succeed and some people do not.  If we set out to make a change and treat it as a process with a number of steps we can dramatically increase our chances for success.  On the other hand, if we decide to make a change “cold turkey” or otherwise do not make preparations for the change, we set ourselves up to fall short of our goals.

 

Here is a good description of the Transtheoretical Model.