A Personal Experience
In my early years as a practitioner working in healthcare settings, I felt that I was not being as effective as I could be. I set out to try to understand what influences health behaviour and how I could improve my own practice. What I learnt influenced my own practice so much that I developed a strong desire to share this with others, This in turn led in 1998 to the formation of ‘Behaviour Change Training (BCT) – skills to improve outcomes’.
My inspiration is not only the feedback that we receive from participants on our courses, but the belief that each one of us can truly make a difference to the experience of individuals that we come into contact with in healthcare settings.
What is different about BCT?
Practitioners need to be able to communicate effectively to form helping relationships with patients, their families and carers and ultimately, to support them in making decisions that are right for them and will have a positive impact on their health.
BCT training equips participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance current practice and to become more effective healthcare practitioners. The training has been developed through working with experts in the field. We invest heavily in facilitators who work in support of the lead trainer. This means that each participant receives close attention and practical support in building and embedding their new skills and knowledge. We believe this makes our training unique.
We offer a wide range of courses delivered by a team of experienced trainers and facilitators. Courses are run nationally and can also be delivered on site. We can tailor courses to meet the needs of individual services. For further information contact us.
Behaviour Change Training (BCT) – skills to improve outcomes
Quality training delivered by Dympna Pearson & Associates
Dympna is a Registered Dietitian with extensive experience of working in a range of clinical settings and training healthcare professionals. Her particular interest is in lifestyle change in relation to weight management, diabetes, coronary heart disease and irritable bowel. Dympna has lectured and delivered workshops across the UK and in Ireland, Brussels, Prague, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Oman and Hong Kong.
Established as a freelance trainer for over 15 years, Dympna now runs Behaviour Change Training (BCT), delivering national and in-house courses along with a team of associates. Most courses currently having a waiting list.
Click here for further details...
Dympna Pearson talks about Behaviour Change Training
Patient comments about unhelpful experiences
Patient comments about helpful experiences
"Good communications skills are paramount in influencing behaviour change"