RIC 004: Planning For the Change Process

​Brief Overview of the Episode

​​Why should we have to plan for the change process? Why can't we just charge ahead and take things as they come? How do we go about planning for change, what is the process, and how do we decide what specific changes to make?

These are the questions I answer in this brief but important podcast episode. ​In part one I introduce a planning paradigm I call “RAMPS,” that is the first change method that takes into account how we actually learn to change our behavior. In part two, I discuss the Change Plan Worksheet that is the tool used to give us some direction in our change plan.


In part one I introduce a planning paradigm I call “RAMPS,” that is the first change method that takes into account how we actually learn to change our behavior. In part two, I discuss the Change Plan Worksheet that is the tool used to give us some direction in our change plan.

​Timeline of the Episode

​Time

​Subject

​2:40

  • ​​Why we need to plan for change
  • ​How we go about it
  • ​RAMPS

​13:30

  • ​The Change Plan Worksheet

​​21:10

  • ​​Closing
  • ​Next Week: "Crystallization of Discontent"

​Links Mentioned in the Episode

​Link

​Subject

​The leading science-based self-help recovery group in the world, with thousands of face-to-face and online meetings available.

​​The author of "Smart Change"


​​An excellent book on the change process


Next Episode

Next week is ​"The Crystallization of Discontent," How we can gain the motivation for change in troubled times - and sustain it.

​I wrote ​Thinking Recovery​ to serve as a companion to this podcast. It contains an overview of the principal cognitive recovery techniques that I explore, and some visual aids to help with understanding.

You can download it for free, simply by clicking on the image to the ​right. I hope you enjoy it!​​​

About the Author Pete Soderman

Pete is an author, blogger, and podcaster who makes his home in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. His primary interest is in helping others recover from self-defeating behaviors.

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