No intention to take action within the next 6 months


Intends to take action within the next 1 to 6 months


Intends to take action within the next 30 days and has taken some behavioral steps in this decision


Changed overt behavior for less than 6 months


Changed overt behavior for more than 6 months


No temptation to replace and 100% confidence

Application Instructions

•Identify the stage of change the person is in for each scenario

• Name some processes that can be put into place to advance them to the next stage for each scenario

Scenario 1

You have been smoking for 16 years and now you are ready to stop due to health concerns. You purchase nicotine patches and join a 12 step program.

Scenario 2

You want to be a doctor that specializes in foot odor. Looking at the course catalog you need to register for a class in “Different Smells” before graduation. First you have enroll and take the required courses.

Scenario 3

Your high school reunion is coming up and you want to drop those 10 pounds you seemed to have gained. You join a gym 3 months ago and you have lost 7 pounds! 3 more to go.

Scenario 4

During a routine visit to the doctor you would told your blood pressure is a bit elevated, borderline hypertension. Your intention is to try to reduce stress and get plenty of sleep over the next 6 months and check back.

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