- Precontemplation – want to change, but don’t intend to in the near future,
- Contemplation – pros to change have increased, but they still have deep doubt that they can change. When in doubt, don’t act.
- Preparation – ready to take immediate action. Preparing to take action. Works best when using a trained coach to help make a strong plan and support to stick with it,
- Action – as it sounds, you are currently taking action,
- Maintenance – monitoring your progress and being cautious of slipping backward, and
- Termination – You did it, behavior change is completely ingrained and requires very little (if any) attention. Total confidence.
The Prochaska motto:
“Where ever you’r at, we can work with that”
Principles of Progress:
increase your pros
Increase your consciousness
use dramatic relief
Decrease your cons
Use environmental reevaluation
Use self reevaluation
Make a commitment to a better life
Counter conditioning to use substitutes for unhealthy habits
Reinforce your progress by using rewards
Foster helping relationships with support
Increase personal freedom through social liberation
Practice stimulus control to manage your environment to make healthy habits automatic
In This Episode You’ll Learn
- Which vitamins a healthy person needs to stay healthy
- Which type of fish oil you should take
- Where to find Omega-3 fatty acids
- Who should take vitamin D
- How to avoid wasting your money on worthless supplements
Links and Resources for This Episode
- Book – Changing To Thrive
- The Prochaska website – www.jprochaska.com
- ProChange Behavior Systems – www.prochange.com—a company Jim and Jan Prochaska founded in 1997, which continues on with 20 staff that build health behavior change programs based on the stages of change Transtheoretical Model.
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