Two Things for Change to take place: Motivation and Importance

You want to change your lifestyle and something is not quite right but you can’t quite put your finger on it. You try to make changes but somehow they don’t stick. How motivated are you and how important is the change to you? Research shows for change to take place you have to be both […]

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Motivational Interviewing for Dietitians

As RD’s we are trained to give information – diets for hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. We have a plethora of knowledge that can help our patients but how do we know they are actually ready and willing to hear what we have to say? How do we work with a patient so our knowledge […]

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What Behavior Change are You Ambivalent About?

Recently I’ve been doing numerous trainings in Motivational Interviewing, a language I learned and trained in to help clients resolve ambivalence with behavior change. What is surprising to me is that so many health care professionals feel they can give people a laundry list of what to do and expect them to be successful, while they themselves […]

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Motivational Interviewing: What’s in it for You?

  Some of you know I’m trained in Motivational Interviewing and now teach workshops in my office, in Los Angeles, and other parts of the country. Since many of you have asked what it is I decided to devote a blog to it as well as start a separate blog on my site for professionals or those who want […]

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Ambivalent about Change?

On any one day our minds can haunt us something we need to change.  There’s always something you’ve wanted to do but can’t seem to get yourself to do it.  Messages you play in your head such as: You need to clean up your diet! You really should be exercising more! Why isn’t sleep a […]

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Search in Help of Lifestyle Change?

Many of you may have heard me talk about my involvement in Motivational Interviewing.  A few years back I became interested in this new language or way of speaking with those who are interested in behavior change. Generally people see health practitioners because they want to change, but something gets in the way and they […]

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