Charles Rotramel and Gregg Taylor talk about how people change their lives, with a focus on the Readiness for Change model, the five stages of change, and the ways forward to hope.
James Prochaska and colleagues developed the Readiness for Change model, officially known as the Transtheoretical Model (TTM). Details are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transtheoretical_model
James Prochaska's best known book is Changing for Good:
Dan Gilbert's TED Talk, The psychology of your future self
Charles, Matt, and Gregg speak in this encore episode about trauma, how it manifests itself in the lives of people, responses by those affected by it, and the redemption of everyone in the cycle of trauma.
Charles, Matt, and Gregg talk in this encore episode about communities of redemption, focusing on Matt's research into trauma and recovery, how people who have experienced enormously difficulty move to change, and how we can respond.