cycle of change

The cycle of change is a useful concept that helps us to understand why and how individuals may be slow to make the personal changes they may need, and may or may not even be aware they need, to make. Although the cycle of changes does chart stages in what will be a progress,for many, the progress is halting and fitful. But the cycle of change helps workers to appreciate where the individual is in their own cycle; and what role they can play in helping and supporting through the whole process, including relapse. (See also life journey; theory of change)