Thursday 18th April 2024

Motivational Interview (2)

Speaker: John Whitson-Russell

1. To identify what prevents people from making changes in their life around their health by cultivating their ‘change language’.
2. To review MI proficient advice giving which helps to lower resistance and reactance to change
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

1.30- 2.45pm session 1
2.45-3.15pm break
3.15-4.30pm session 2.

To be confirmed.


Date: Thursday 18th April 2024

Time: 13:30

Duration: Half Day

Location: Sandford Education Centre

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £70

AHP Price: £30

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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