This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Habits. Habits are recurrent, often unconscious patterns of behavior that are acquired through frequent repetition. The section is dedicated to resources on both positive and negative habits and how to live with your habits. Dan Robey is the Official Guide to Habits.

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward, by James O. Prochaska, John Norcross, Carlo DiClemente, is a valuable resource for people interested in Habits, and it is available through

From Library Journal
From deep within the ore, great changes must be made to reveal the hidden diamond. Similar hard work is just as essential in changing human behavior, especially addictive behavior, according to the authors. Changing for Good distinguishes itself from the many other self-help materials available by espousing a sound therapeutic approach based on the authors' years of professional work with people in all sorts of damaging behavioral patterns, including smoking, overeating, alcohol abuse, and toxic relationships. The six steps to change, the social processes one must understand while changing, and the criteria used to measure success will prove useful to all self-helpers. Reader David Brand presents the text clearly and succinctly. A sure choice for all popular psychology collections.
Dale Farris, Groves, Tex.
Copyright © 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From AudioFile
According to the authors, one's ability to change is directly related to six stages of development: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance and termination. The listener must be deeply motivated to complete this dry, uninspired narrative. K.D.P. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Author's Bio: 

This definition is part of a series that covers the topic of Habits. The Official Guide to Habits is Dan Robey. Dan is the author of the Best-Selling book "The Power of Positive Habits" which is published in 22 countries worldwide. He is also the co-author of a new book with Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Dennis Waitley and other leading Self-Help experts titled "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life," and he has written dozens of articles on habits which have been published in national magazines such as "Prevention", "The New York Times" and others.

Additional Resources covering Habits can be found at:

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Dan Robey, The Official Guide to Habits