Using the Stages of Change to Overcome the Top Threats to Your Health and Happiness
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Eat healthy. Exercise. Quit smoking. Cut down on drinking. Reduce stress.
Changing unhealthy behaviors is easier said than done. If you're like most of us, you have already made repeated attempts to change your lifestyle and improve your well-being without lasting success. You may attribute those failures to things like lack of motivation or the "wrong genes." But it's more likely that you simply don't know how to change. In this groundbreaking book, James O. Prochaska, PhD, and Janice M. Prochaska, PhD, guide you through a six-stage process designed to help you assess your readiness to change, then tap the inner resources necessary to thrive physically, emotionally, and socially. Backed by countless research studies, the stages of change model, developed by James Prochaska in collaboration with Carlo DiClemente, PhD, has revolutionized the field of behavior change. Through interactive exercises, Changing to Thrive will help you progress through the stages of change and learn that you have the power within to thrive.
James O. Prochaska, PhD
, leads the Cancer Prevention Research Center and is professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. As the codeveloper of the transtheoretical, or stages of change, model, he is one of the top five most cited authors in psychology. He has received, among others, the Innovators Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, an award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association, and a Medal of Honor for Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society.
Janice M. Prochaska, PhD
, co-founded Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., and led the development of its innovative, award-winning well-being and change management programs that address cutting-edge behavioral health issues in children and adults. She is one of the most widely published social workers and, in 2013, was recognized with an achievement award by Providence Business News
as one of the Outstanding Leaders in New England.