Being A Behavioral Change Ally For Your Patients: A Hard Look At The Skills It Takes For Lasting Lifestyle Improvement
The efficacy of lifestyle medicine hinges on the success of your patients with changing lifestyle behavior. This workshop will equip treatment professionals with the skills to catalyze the process of change and strategies for how to provide their patients with coaching resources. Rather than emphasizing only on better listening and inquiry, experiential exercises, demonstrations and live practice, will focus on how to implement key evidence-based concepts from psychological research and theory that are critical to success at lasting health behavior change. Learn how to assess and build self-efficacy; how to align the treatment plan with self-determined goals of your patient; how to help your patient to build support for their change efforts; and how to adjust your communication based upon readiness for change. Explore strategic options for how to integrate health & wellness coaching services into primary care and other settings. Become the ally your lifestyle medicine patients need.
- Participants will identify a minimum of three distinguishing factors between their role as a medical treatment provider and a more coach-like ally role for behavioral change.
- Participants will identify a minimum of three psychological theories of behavioral change and one way to apply each theory to their interactions with patients.
- Participants will identify three strategic options for providing patients with health & wellness coaching services.