Behavior Change Stages Plan

1 Precontemplation (not ready for change yet) 2 Contemplation (thinking about making a change) 3 Preparation (preparing for behavior change) 4 Action (executing an action plan) 5 Maintenance (maintaining a change for good behavior)

Research has discovered that there are five distinct steps to changing your behavior in order to achieve positive, lasting changes in your life. According to the transtheoretical model, these stages are: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation for action, action, and maintenance.

Within each stage are characteristics that your client presents and are very distinct and luckily, recognizable. 5 Stages of Readiness to Change Precontemplation (not ready for change yet) Contemplation (thinking about making a change) Preparation (preparing for behavior change) Action (executing an action plan)

Behavior Change Stages Plan



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