In 1990 (Hay & Williams) I first wrote about the stages of change as being immobilisation, denial, frustration, acceptance, development, and integration.
A year later, at the ITAA conference in Stamford, USA (Hay, 1991) I presented the same information and linked it to Pam Levin’s (1974, 1982, 1988) material on the cycle of development. At the conference, I also presented the diagram below, although by then I had divided the sixth stage of integration into application and completion.
Page 169 in the Stamford Papers article provides a good summary of the competence curve stages linked to the cycles of development, as shown below.
Since then, I have gone on to draw the curve slightly differently. I have also produced my own version of Pam Levin’s Cycles of Development diagram, and have introduced a Spirals within Spirals diagram to illustrate how changes occur throughout our lives. These will follow in the second part of this blog.
If you want to read the full Stamford Paper mentioned above your can download the PDF below:
Hay, Julie & Williams Nick (1990) Personally Speaking Opportunities 12-13
Hay, Julie (1991) Choice, Chance, Change: Creating Future Realities in Organisations. In The Stamford Papers Loria, Bruce R (ed) Stamford: Omni Press 162-172
Levin, Pamela (1974) Becoming the Way We Are. Health Communications Inc., republished 2007 as The Cycle of Life, The Nourishing Company
Levin, Pamela (1982) The Cycle of Development Transactional Analysis Journal 12:2 129-139
Levin, Pamela (1988) Cycles of Power: A User’s Guide to the Seven Seasons of Life Berkeley CA: Health Communications Inc
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