Association for Coaching webinar series
Coaching for Wellbeing with Motivational Interviewing
with Dr Chris Johnstone, Specialist Coach and Trainer for Resilience and Wellbeing
Dates 4th, 11th 18th and 25th July at 1pm BST
|Speaker||Dr Chris Johnstone, Specialist coach and trainer for resilience and wellbeing|
|Format||A series of four online seminars: 60 minute interactive webinar every week and post session resources or reading materials.|
|Webinars||4th July – Engaging enthusiasm when facing resistance or mixed feelings
11th July – How to avoid the premature focus trap
18th July – Evoking stronger and deeper motivation for change
25th July – Building courage and confidence to open up a way
Do your clients sometimes struggle to reach wellbeing goals? Do they stall or slip back after good initial progress? This webinar series introduces an evidence-based coaching style shown to help people tackle health-harming habits and succeed with wellbeing-related behavioural change. While Motivational Inteviewing was initially developed in the field of health psychology, its principles and core tools can be applied to any type of conscious goal-directed change.
This webinar series is primarily designed for coaches who address wellbeing in their work. It will also be of interest to anyone keen to more deeply engage their client’s motivation, as well as learn a proven approach to supporting behavioural change.
In this webinar series you will learn:
- Core practices and principles of Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based coaching style
- A deepened understanding of how to help clients work with and through resistance and mixed feelings.
- Tools to access deeper sources of motivation in yourself and your clients
Topics and schedule for the webinar series
**Live webinars will take place at: 13hrs00 GMT on the above mentioned dates.
Webinar 1: Engaging enthusiasm when facing resistance or mixed feelings
We start with two important insights about motivation – first that it fluctuates, and second that it can be influenced by conversation. Applying a relational model to understanding resistance in clients, we look at how we can either increase or decrease their engagement through our choices about how we listen and what we say. This first webinar introduces Motivational Interviewing as a coaching style, summarising evidence of its effectiveness and describing coaching tools particularly helpful when our clients seem less than fully engaged.
Webinar 2: How to avoid the premature focus trap
It is possible to reach too quickly for the certainty of a goal, only to find out later that the client doesn’t have their heart in it. This webinar explores ways of avoiding this ‘premature focus trap’, introducing practices that help us strengthen the starting point of empathy. We introduce ‘culture setting statements’ that help build rapport, and explore different ways we can reflect what we hear to more accurately hone in on a focus our client’s are willing to commit to.
Webinar 3: Evoking stronger and deeper motivation for change
This session looks at how to track and follow motivational signals in clients, and then to draw out ‘change talk’ that reinforces their determination and resolve. Motivational Interviewing has been described as a way of supported clients to make their own argument for change – we will look at how to interview in a way that seems effortless and natural, yet is highly targetted in its goal of helping clients resolve ambivalence and engage more fully with their will.
Webinar 4: Building courage and confidence to open up a way
Strengthening will and finding a way are two different sides of the change process that influence each other. This last session explores how motivational interviewing can be used to help clients access their strengths, grow in confidence and take practical steps forward in their change journeys. We also look at the ‘maintenance stage of change’, with ways to consolidate progress and reduce the risk of sliding back.
Recordings and slides will be made available for all registered participants.
Preparation & Resources:
No particular preparation is needed. Please come ready to join in and share your own reflections, experiences and questions.
Resources: (what kind of resources will the speaker share)
Each session is accompanied by a handout summarising key points and identifying sources of further reading or relevant videos on You-Tube.
This course is led by Dr Chris Johnstone, who has coached people using Motivational Interviewing for over twenty-five years. Training as a medical doctor, he became interested health-related behaviour change in the early 1990s, working as a GP and then in the addictions recovery field before focusing more on coaching and training for resilience and wellbeing.
Chris was a keynote speaker at the AC conference on Resilience in 2011, has written for the AC journal and presented a popular webinar series for the AC on Coaching for Resilience in 2016. He lives in the north of Scotland, where he teaches Positive Psychology, Resilience Skills and Motivational Interviewing online at CollegeofWellbeing.com
Booking Details – please book through the Association for Coaching at this link