Section 3: Introduction to motivational interviewing (MI)

In Section 2 we mentioned the keys to motivational interviewing and we now explore these in more detail. At the end of this lesson you will not only have more tools to add to your toolbox but we will show you how to use them in the right way.

You are about to embark on the next part of the Aligned Care journey. You may have heard of Motivational Interviewing. In this section we will show you how this can be used as part of the Aligned Care approach in your consultations. You can use Motivational Interviewing to really make a difference to your patients and yourself.

Travel forward and gather some really useful tools for your toolbox.

At the end of this section you will;

Improve your listening skills

Understand respect and what Motivational Interviewing means

Acknowledge the power of asking curious and open questions

Understand and use affirming

Understand the power of reflection

Use different ways of summarising

Be goal focussed

It is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the right way.

Wallace D. Wattles