Friday 12th May 2023

GGPET String of Pearls Motivational Interviewing

Speaker: John Whitson-Russell

We are planning a re-run of this every successful session on Motivational Interviewing with our speaker John Whitson-Russell. Topics will include Active Listening and Active Reflection, Micro-Health Coaching sessions and incorporation of new materials from Health Coaching.

Aim To have an overview of how motivational interviewing can support our primary care consultations

Objectives (3)

1. To identify what prevents people from making changes in their life around their health and to cultivate their 'change language'.
2. To review MI proficient advice which helps to lower resistance in people
3. To apply the TIME model of coaching to deliver quick MI interventions in 5 minutes.
4. To practice using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in scenarios


Date: Friday 12th May 2023

Time: 09:30

Duration: Half Day

Location: Sandford Education Centre

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £70

AHP Price: -

About the speaker

John Whitson-Russell
Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire Services Director

I have an experienced track record in healthy lifestyles within both physical and mental health, leadership, coaching, and behaviour change implementation as one of the foremost trainers in Motivational Interviewing in the UK and Ireland.

With a breadth of management experience and training delivery with UK wide experience across the private, public and third sector I know how to get the best out of people and services to achieve outcomes-based delivery whilst focusing both on people and service improvement.

With positivity, enthusiam, knowledge, a strong 'why' and a great culture we can achieve anything.

- Motivational Interviewing (MI) in all settings
- Adherence to treatment and programmes (especially reasons for dropout and how to prevent).
- Patient experience and representation
- Harnessing Technology to improve outcomes for people

About Me:
- I currently live in Gloucestershire
- I have cycled from John O Groats to Lands end, have a Black-belt in Karate and kickboxing and have completed the 3 Peaks. I love a challenge.
- Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
- Certified MINT Trainer
- Committee Member MINT UK & Ireland
- Programme Planning Committee Member for MINT Worldwide ConferenceI

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