An intervention is a coming together of supportive people who wish to help an individual realize and change their negative actions intpo positive ones. An intervention can be very hard on both the one being set for help and the supporters who may meet the angry or denial based responses. The focus of the intervention may have specific targetted problem, but the focus needs to be on the support being created to help guide, support and follow through , no matter what. Often we hear about interventions being used for drugs and alcohol problems, but it can be for any issue posing harm to the one being intervened on or others around them.
It is a planned / structured approach, normally by people close to a person, in order to address and or provide support. Normally in the case that the person has some denial issues around the subject to be addressed.
To me an intervention is when your friends or family may have a sit down with you and discuss ways in which you may improve yourself. This is usually done in order to highlight an underlying issue for example if family members feel concerned for a loved ones drinking habits. On the other hand, an intervention can be totally self-motivated and you can give yourself one if you feel you need to make a change.
An intervention is a situation in which a person is trying to help the other person to stop with their bad habbits. Habbits that hurt them. The best case scenario is intervening before the habbit has taken a toll on the said person.
An intervention is where a group of people (typically friends and/or family members) sit down with you and address an issue or set of issues that they are seeing you struggling with (ex: drug or alcohol abuse). This is normally done with the help of an intervention specialist that can guide the conversation and help both those concerned and the person the intervention is for feel comfortable and get their feelings out properly. They conclude with asking you if you'll take any help that is offered to you, or if you are willing to seek out help for yourself.