Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

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Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward by James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, Carlo C., PhD DiClemente PhD

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 1,000 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 benefifificial 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 Found this program more than twice as effective as standard programs in helping smokers quit for 18 months.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380725724
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 132,803
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

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.

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Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike most self-help books out there, this one is actually based on research for a change. Based on this Phd's work on how people change, this guy has uncovered the different, predictable stages of change that people go through when they attempt to get themselves to change. Although the stages are fairly predictable, not everybody goes through them in the exact same order as some people skip various stages on their way to changing their behaviour. A great book all-in-all, it's definitely worth a look. Also liked The Sixty-Second Motivator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is worth reading -- more than once -- for anyone who has an addiction, especially a serious addiction such as smoking, drinking, overeating or for someone who knows someone who does. I found it exceedingly helpful and have been both recommending it to others and even buying it for others since I read it, or rather reread it, as I had read it years ago when it was first published and read it again in 2009. It is, indeed, one of the best books I have read on the subject of addiction and making important changes in one's life.
NashaCT More than 1 year ago
Lots of good explanatory and useful information to learn, LOVE IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books lays out a remarkably simple, but workable, program for creating change in one's life. There are no promises, but the program, the result of serious analysis of studies with people trying to make a change in their daily lives, suggests a step-by-step approach that really can work, once the individual is actually committed to making the change. Notice: a change, no more than one at a time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just incredible. It explains everything in a manner that helped me to stop my bad habits for good! Norcross is without a doubt, the best writter of self help books! This book was incredible!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike most self-help books out there, this one is actually based on research for a change. Based on this Phd's work on how people change, this guy has uncovered the different, predictable stages of change that people go through when they attempt to get themselves to change. Although the stages are fairly predictable, not everybody goes through them in the exact same order as some people skip various stages on their way to changing their behaviour. A great book all-in-all, it's definitely worth a look.
Guest More than 1 year ago
changing for good has some great ideas going for it, but it is way too clinical. the writers come across as brilliant analysts, but lousey self-help people. i felt such a distance from the whole subject matter. it didn't help me change at all because i couldn't click with it. other writers in the genre, like dwyer and even robbins, make you feel like you're going on a journey. this was way too theoretical and not practical enough.