Understanding Levels of Motivation for Change (Part 3 of 3)

Committing to G4

At the end of the second post here on motivation, you were challenged to commit to G4 for a minimum of six weeks. There are several reasons thatG4-1 we suggest committing six weeks to exploring and determining the helpfulness of the ministry. During that time, you should consider how not only your motivation for change is impacted but also the practical shifts that happen to you while you are engaged in the group. Our desire is that during that six-week period you will move from tentatively attending G4 to fully participating in G4.

What is the difference between a person who is attending G4 versus someone who is participating in our G4 ministry? There are a few major differences outlined below: Continue reading

Understanding Levels of Motivation for Change (Part 2 of 3)

In the first post of this series we discussed the five levels of motivation as they have been described by DiClemente.

  1. Pre-Contemplation
  2. Contemplation
  3. Preparation
  4. Action
  5. Maintenance

I would suggest that before you dive into this post you read the previous one, linked above, to get a better understanding of these concepts. The first post is designed to help you understand where you are within the levels listed above while this post is meant to ask three questions to help you understand where you are so that you may move forward in your journey. Continue reading

Understanding Levels of Motivation for Change (Part 1 of 3)

Levels of Motivation for Change

At the beginning of your journey through a G4 curriculum, we would invite you to take a journey with me through Sam’s story of recovery. As you read Sam’s story, insert your struggle in for theirs. Wherever you see struggle, insert the situation in your life that has become life-dominating. In each of the paragraphs there should be distinct shifts in behavior and belief along a journey of recovery. As you read, attempt to note the key features at each step, noting the differences from the previous paragraph. Continue reading