Session 1 <br />
Are you ready to change?<br />Researchers have identified five “stages of change”that most people go through as they adopt...
STAGE 1:PRE-CONTEMPLATION<br />“I’m not physically active, and I do not intend to change my physical activity level”<br />...
STAGE 2:CONTEMPLATION<br /><ul><li>“I’m not physically active, but I would like to start walking within the next 6 months....
STAGE 3:PREPARATION<br /><ul><li>“I’m doing some physical activity. I walk around my town sometimes and play basketball wi...
STAGE 4:ACTION<br /><ul><li>“I am regularly physically active. I go for a 30 minute brisk walk five days a week. I have be...
STAGE 5:MAINTENANCE<br /><ul><li>“I have been regularly physically active. I have been walking with a group at lunch for 2...
To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />Change takes placein stages.<br />
To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />Progress isn’t always in one direction.<br />For every 2 steps forward,there may be 1 step...
To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />You may spend more time in one stage than you do another. <br />
To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />It is normal to reach action stage and then fall back into preparation. <br />It does not ...
Tips to success<br />Take one step at a timeDon’t rush into big changes. Studies show that the best way for most of us to ...
Tips to success<br />2. Go at your own paceEveryone progresses through ‘stages’ at different pace.<br />It is important to...
Tips to success<br />3. Track your progressWrite down your activit.<br />It is important to track progress so you know whe...
Now determine your current stage of change.<br />What stage can you relate to the best?<br />
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  1. 1. Session 1 <br />
  2. 2. Are you ready to change?<br />Researchers have identified five “stages of change”that most people go through as they adopt new habits and behaviors.<br />These next few slides will explain these stages in more so you can identify which stages describes you.<br />
  3. 3. STAGE 1:PRE-CONTEMPLATION<br />“I’m not physically active, and I do not intend to change my physical activity level”<br />Pre-contemplation is when an individual is not even thinking about adopting a new habit.<br />
  4. 4. STAGE 2:CONTEMPLATION<br /><ul><li>“I’m not physically active, but I would like to start walking within the next 6 months.”</li></ul>Contemplation is when an individual gives the new behavior a thought every now and then, but doesn’t do it. <br />
  5. 5. STAGE 3:PREPARATION<br /><ul><li>“I’m doing some physical activity. I walk around my town sometimes and play basketball with a friend on the weekends, but not consistently”</li></ul>Preparation is when an individual is currently doing a specific behavior, however he or she is doing it irregularly. <br />
  6. 6. STAGE 4:ACTION<br /><ul><li>“I am regularly physically active. I go for a 30 minute brisk walk five days a week. I have been doing this now for about 3 months.”</li></ul>Action is when an individual is doing a behavior regularly but for less than 6 months. <br />
  7. 7. STAGE 5:MAINTENANCE<br /><ul><li>“I have been regularly physically active. I have been walking with a group at lunch for 20 minutes everyday and I play tennis every Saturday for an hour. I have been doing this now for almost a year”</li></ul>Maintenance is when an individual has been doing a new behavior consistently for 6 months or more. <br />
  8. 8. To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />Change takes placein stages.<br />
  9. 9. To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />Progress isn’t always in one direction.<br />For every 2 steps forward,there may be 1 step back. <br />
  10. 10. To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />You may spend more time in one stage than you do another. <br />
  11. 11. To Sum Up Stages of Change<br />It is normal to reach action stage and then fall back into preparation. <br />It does not mean failure, that is just how change works. The point is to stick with it and never lose sight of your goals!<br />
  12. 12. Tips to success<br />Take one step at a timeDon’t rush into big changes. Studies show that the best way for most of us to make lasting changes is one step at a time, experimenting until we find what works for us. <br />
  13. 13. Tips to success<br />2. Go at your own paceEveryone progresses through ‘stages’ at different pace.<br />It is important to stay focused on your progress and apply the various skills you are learning.<br />
  14. 14. Tips to success<br />3. Track your progressWrite down your activit.<br />It is important to track progress so you know where you started and what you achieve.<br />
  15. 15. Now determine your current stage of change.<br />What stage can you relate to the best?<br />

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