The stages of change are part of the larger Transtheoretical Model of Intentional Behavior Change (TTM). This model describes the process of change that individuals move through when starting, stopping or modifying a behavior. Each stage represents tasks that the individual needs to address when making a behavior change. This model is focused on behavior change and offers a view of the dilemmas that make change challenging for many individuals. The stages offer a model that is easily understood by listeners and has been found to be helpful in designing interventions that are tailored to individuals in different stages of change.