Posted: Apr 29, 2010 9:25 am
by Doubtdispelled
Lazar wrote:Yes. Many psychs talk about the central importance of change readiness as being central to any meaningful change. There is a fair bit of research on the Transtheoretical model of change in relation to smoking change readiness which is probably the most dominate therapy framework for smoking. There is some literature on it which a quick google search will bring up how the model can be used to frame interventions and increase change readiness. You should be aware that the research on its usefulness is not great with some showing it works really well and others showing it does not work at all.

I'll look into that, thanks Lazar.

And I think you may have just stuck a pin into a conundrum which I was only peripherally aware of, if at all, which I am really going to have to think about.

I mean the idea of change. Until now I would have asserted that I am not in the least afraid of change, certainly not in the way that some people will go out of their way to avoid it, I have made many life changes and decisions that only I could make, but the central thing running through it all is that I have always -since I was introduced to it by my first husband at 18 - been a smoker, whether it was just 3 or 4 a day, or more. That I have not been able to change. So why not?