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Making a decision to return: from pre-contemplation to success

When we make decisions such as whether we will return to education after a period away, we go through stages of decision-making before taking action.

During the late 1970s Prochaska and Di Clemente suggested that we all go through a cycle of decision making as we change our current circumstances or behaviours. They offered the Stages of Change as a way of moving from a place that we feel doesn’t fit us anymore, to a place more suited to our ambitions, no matter how conscious we are of that at the time.

After you have watched the video, consider a time when you have made a significant change, that you can now relate the stages to.

Please share your thoughts.

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