Cycle of Change

Responding to Change


The “four rooms of change” model – Claes Janssen


The Four Rooms of Change is a psychological theory, describing change as a move through four psychological stages or “rooms”. In all change, we move from a Contentment (which is lost), via a period in Denial (which is a defense of the old), through Confusion (which ends when we give up whatever it is of the old that had to be given up). The giving up is the turning point, making us open to the possibilities - the new - whereby we move on to Renewal.