Is this study day for you?
This interactive day is suitable for all Healthcare Professionals, from Senior Consultants to Health trainers and community workers.

We all went into the health and social care professions to help people; we feel that we can make things ‘right’ for them and we spend much of our time trying to do so.

If you spend your life explaining what your patient should, could, must or needs to do then this is the course for you. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication that uses a guiding/reflective style to engage with patients, clarify their strengths and aspirations, and utilise their own motivations for change, and promote independence of decision making.

If this is sounding a little flowery, in a nutshell, it saves your breath, your time and you are more effective when it comes to people making decisions about themselves.

We all think we are brilliant communicators but come and find out how to keep your hands off other peoples monkeys!  This course has run for several years and without exception evaluates as a stunning learning experience, where delegates leave knowing why they want to use MI, what MI is all about and the ability to start practising some aspects of it as soon as they go home.

What is it about?
There is an introduction and then each of the core skills of MI are taken a step at a time.  There is laughter and fun with NO POWER POINT!!!  Yes you heard it here first.  There is NO ROLE PLAY!!  There is simply excellent training. What you learn is through informal demonstrations.  We keep it simple and practical so from the moment you leave you can start practising. You can’t hurt anyone by using MI, but you may well save your forehead as you will be able to stop banging your head against the brick wall of behavioural change.

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“I am very familiar with MI and have seen it taught before ( I do coaching so use some MI in that )  I think you nailed it, can’t think of anyone who has delivered it better. So in summary it was brill, really glad we will have you delivering your stuff in in our area !” Gemma Mann, Health Improvement Manager, North England.

“Just wanted to drop you a email to mention after doing the course a few days ago and I used the method today and it worked. I was so chuffed with myself. I managed to convice a lady with a BMI of 29 to swap to the POP pill. She had put up a fight in the past but I used EPE, open questions and even maganged to get an afirmation in and she swapped 😀 Felt so lovely for her to leave with her monkeys in stead of giving them to me !!!! Thank you so much” Practice Nurse from ‘Up North’