Initially, clients may benefit from motivational interviewing including careful listening, open-ended questions, and reflections. This process requires patience and providing personalized feedback that might arise from an initial assessment or a pros – cons discussion (cost – benefit) of seeking versus not seeking treatment as well as overcoming concerns about implementing a food plan that only includes unprocessed food.
Phases of motivation defining the reasons for change, problem recognition, optimism about the change, commitment to the change, and choosing from a menu of options. Empathy and patience at this stage will pay off as the client knows the reasons for making decisions. Asking permission to “give advice” is an art in motivational interviewing and also requires follow-up discussion.
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Of vital importance is to learn the 7 common mistakes that practitioners make when starting to work with a client to make changes.
I. I. The Art of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing has a specific structure, but it is nonetheless an art. It is an art that can be taught. Learning the very subtle ways to talk to a food addict means that the practitioner can join the food addict in building confidence that life-saving diet changes can be reliably taught.
II. Learning about Reasons to Change. The vast majority of people are not aware of the full range of physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral benefits that come from eliminating processed foods. This information alone can pierce the confusion around results and get clients on their way.
III.Problem Recognition. Draw up a comprehensive list of the client's desires. What have they wanted their whole lives. Ask them, 'What have you always wanted?' Link their desires to detailed explanation of how processed foods create barriers to their desires.
IV. Create Optimism. Elicit the client's concerns. Let them talk about their past failures. Give examples slowly and carefully, of how easy this becomes when they have the right diagnosis. Filling a crock pot is one. Anyone can do that! Listen carefully and commiserate often.
V. Firm up the Commitment. Review how difficult their journey has been and how exciting it will be to have these problems resolved. Remind them that they have all the time in the Very important to let them know that you will be there with them. Paint the picture of how delightful it will be to review blood work numbers that are normal.
VI. Motivational Interviewing Makes you a Winner in Epidemics of Diet-Related Disease. Diet-related diseases are the leading cause of preventable death globally. This has happened for one reason: Health professionals are unable to motivate clients to change their diets. You will have the key to celebrating with clients that they can take the first step. Be a winner in the world of diet-related diseases.SIGN UP TODAY TO MOTIVATE YOUR CLIENTS TO START MAKING DIET CHANGES AND STICK TO THEM
Sample Lesson Topic:
Many practitioners are trained to make recommendations to clients. Give instructions. Write out a prescription. Expect results. But today, these beautifully trained practitioners are finding that clients are not following directions. OK! We know why now. They have a hidden, severe addiction which prevents the clear thinking required for putting a severe addiction into remission. But to do about it? The effective approach is to completely change gears and collaborate with the client. Become partners in the endeavor to fend off food industry neuro-marketeers.
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