In this episode:

Drs. James and Janice Prochaska, and I , sat down to discuss a wide variety of topics related to their new book, Changing to Thrive. Some key highlights include:

  • How we can increase our readiness to make changes that we may have put off, or struggled with in the past

  • Overcoming fear and other obstacles that hold us back from changing

  • Overcoming self-doubt, and discouragement

  • Finding the courage to change

  • How to skillfully support people as they go through the process of change

  • Evidence-based strategies for thriving

Background (selected highlights from bio):

James O. Prochaska is Director of Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of over 400 publications, including four books, Changing to Thrive, Changing for Good, Systems of Psychotherapy, and The Transtheoretical Approach. Additionally, Dr. Prochaska is internationally recognized for his work as a developer of the stage model of behavior change and is the founder of Pro-Change Behavior Systems. He has also recently been recognized as one of the top three most preeminent clinical psychologists.

 One of the most published authors in the field of social work, Dr. Janice M. Prochaska has led research and development teams for health behavior and organizational change programs as the CEO at Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. from 1997 – 2015. Her collaborations include applying the Model to cutting edge issues like simultaneously reducing multiple risk behaviors and enhancing multiple domains of well-being, healthy weight management in children and adults, preventing bullying, keeping individuals out of trouble with the law, and advancing careers with populations like women scientists.