Changing for Good

ISBN-10: 0688112633

ISBN-13: 9780688112639

Edition: 1994

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Description: How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery? To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you're in, you can: create a climate where positive change can occur maintain motivation turn setbacks into progress make your new beneficial habits a permanent part of your life This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life. THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE HAS FOUND THIS PROGRAM MORE THAN TWICE AS EFFECTIVE AS STANDARD PROGRAMS IN HELPING SMOKERS QUIT FOR 18 MONTHS.

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

James O. Prochaska, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cancer Prevention Research center at the University of Rhode Island.John C. Norcross, Ph.D., is Professor and former Chair of Psychology at the University of Scranton.Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.Their model for self-change has attracted attention worldwide and has been applied in programs sponsored by such organizations as the national cancer Institute and the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Introduction: A Scientific Revolutionp. 13
The Science
How You Changep. 21
The Transtheoretical Approach
The Processes of Change
When You Changep. 36
The Stages of Change
The Spiral Model of Change
Making Changesp. 51
Learning from Self-Changers
Integrative Conclusions
Knowing Your Stage
The Applications
Precontemplation--Resisting Changep. 73
The Attitudes of Precontemplators
The Defenses of Precontemplators
Helping Precontemplators
Consciousness-Raising
Helping Relationships During Precontemplation
Social Liberation
George's Increased Consciousness
Contemplation--Change on the Horizonp. 109
The Fourth Process: Emotional Arousal
The Return to Consciousness
George's Changing Self-Image
The Fifth Process: Self-Reevaluation
Gail, the Diet Expert
Helping Relationships During Contemplation
Preparation--Getting Readyp. 145
Continuing Self-Reevaluation
The Sixth Process: Commitment
Gail Prepares
Helping Relationships During Preparation
The Principles Progress
Action--Time to Movep. 172
The Seventh Process: Countering
The Eighth Process: Environment Control
The Ninth Process: Reward
Helping Relationships During Action
Gail Takes Action
Maintenance--Staying Therep. 202
A Strategy for Success
Processes for Maintaining Change
Self-Efficacy--A Measure of Success
Helping Relationships During Maintenance
Recycling--Learning from Relapsep. 220
The Ten Lessons of Relapse
Seeking Professional Help
Where to Seek Help
A Changer's Manualp. 241
Smoking--The Number One Health Problem
Alcohol--Precontemplative Hell
Distress--The Fever of Mental Health
Termination--Exiting the Cycle of Changep. 274
Defining Termination for Your Problem
Foolish Freedomp. 281
A New Paradigmp. 287
Bibliographyp. 290
Indexp. 294
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