Behaviour Change Skills – Part 2
Although it is well known that changing unhelpful health behaviours will improve people’s health and reduce their risk of disease, starting and keeping up long-term behaviour change is extremely difficult. People may have mixed feelings about changing their behaviour in the first place and once they do start to change they often lose motivation half way. Health professionals are in a strategic position to influence and facilitate motivation and change. Despite this, they are not traditionally trained in the use of behaviour change and motivational strategies. This training aims to enhance current practice, by exploring ways of building and strengthening motivation to change and maintaining that motivation throughout the change process.
Motivational Interviewing has been used successfully within the field of lifestyle behaviours and the challenge is now to incorporate this way of working into practice.
To introduce the concept of using motivational interviewing, to increase knowledge about its application in practice and to learn some of the skills and strategies involved.
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
Pre-course requirements: Participants must have completed Behaviour Change Skills Part 1 prior to being accepted onto this course.