What is the theory behind this Are you ready to change worksheet?
Since motivation is the foundation of all behaviour that humans do, any expectation of change in behaviour must highlight and factor in one’s motivation to make that change. All motivational factors matter but the most powerful motivators are those that come from within us. The human will knows no bounds. This concept is very aptly applied to people seeking therapy for their substance addictions.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will help individuals who are seeking therapy for substance abuse to explore and identify their motivations to give up their addictive habits. It will prompt them to think about the benefits and cost of continuing or giving up their substance addictions.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the client to think about and write down the benefits and costs of continuing their addictive habits and giving up their addictive habits. Instruct them to think about how the habit affects all the aspects of their lives and what change can be brought in those aspects if the habit is no longer there.
Are you ready to change Worksheet
Explore your motivations to change by analysing the costs and benefits of continuing your addiction and giving it up completely.
|How does my addiction benefit me?||What are the costs of my addiction?|
|How would leaving my addiction benefit me?||What would be the costs of leaving my addiction?|
DiClemente, C. C. et al.(1999). Motivation for Change: Implications for Substance Abuse Treatment. Association for Psychological Science, 10(3).
You can download this worksheet here.