Motivational Interviewing for Weight Loss
Keeping clients progressing, even when they encounter internal resistance to change is a crucial skill for all successful nutrition coaches. Here you learn practical strategies how to do it.
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Module 6: Motivational Interviewing for Weight Loss
Motivational Interviewing is a strategic conversation style that helps clients work through internal tensions towards change.
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Weight Loss
We talk about motivational interviewing for weight loss and how to explore ambivalence and resistance to change. Open-ended questions, reflections, and the idea of rolling with resistance are the major motivational interviewing techniques that we discuss.
I show you how to elicit change talk in your coaching clients and how to move from exploring resistance and ambivalence to planning and creating specific next action steps.
A Motivational Interviewing Demonstration
Motivational Interviewing Techniques are often abstract so learning how to apply them in a real conversation can be a challenge.
This video is an example of a real Motivational Interviewing conversation with Laura. I used many different Motivational Interviewing Techniques throughout. I explain why I sued these techniques and the effect they had on the conversation in the video.
If you want to improve your Motivational Interviewing Techniques, make sure to watch the whole conversation.
Five Rolling With Resistance Examples (and a Bonus!)
Change is a messy and confusing process. Ambivalence and resistance are normal parts of the change process. That’s why rolling with resistance and overcome ambivalence is a key Motivational Interviewing skill.
I discuss six common and difficult client scenarios and how to approach them using Motivational Interviewing.
The idea of rolling with resistance (instead of fighting it), is the key idea here. You will learn Motivational Interviewing techniques on how to do it effectively.