This is the model that is used to understand the process of changing our behaviours and thoughts.
A. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of behavior change is an integrative theory of therapy that assesses an individual’s readiness to act on a new healthier behaviour, and provides strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual. The TTM of change says that we go through stages leading up to our awareness of a situation. The individual goes through a process that finally ends by accepting the new behaviour. This model refers to the temporal dimension of behavioural change. In the transtheoretical model, change is a process involving progress through a series of stages. The TTM posits that individuals move through six stages of change: Precontemplation (“not ready”), Contemplation (“getting ready”), Preparation (“ready”), Action, maintenance and termination.
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