You are sitting across from a client who looks depressed, doesn’t have much energy and is not sure if their life is worth participating in. Sound familiar? Are they motivated or not? How do you unpack whatever motivation is there?
If someone is alive and breathing in front of you there is some level of optimism for change. Are you trusting that each little reflection or affirmation is planting a seed to evoke motivation or confidence for change?
- You came here today since you want better for yourself
- You care about your health and want things to be different
- There is something in you that hopes for better
- You are trying to figure out how to live a better life
In MI 3 Rollnick and Miller quote “finding hope is a matter of calling forth that which is already there.” A little eyedropper worth of hope can create a spark towards the change they are wanting. Research shows that even 1-2 MI conversations can create change in those who have been stuck for years. You never know how far one of your empathetic statements reflecting change or hope will go in making a difference in the world…