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Motivate Healthy Habits

A Mutual Aid and Self-help guidebook for you, your family and friends with learning exercises, examples and stories.
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Motivational Practice

A guidebook for lay health guides & professionals. Learn professional skills for everyday life.
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"Be the change that you wish to use in the world"


Motivating Resistant Patients To:

And Their Family Members Too

Resistant Patients are Your
Greatest Teachers

Changing your professional role from a health adviser to a motivational guide can help you become a more effective learner. The process of adopting a motivational role can enhance your understanding about the change process for your patients.

Most patients resist changing their unhealthy habits when you merely give them information and advice. Emotional resistance and lack of motivation are the "weakest links" in changing behavior. Learn how to:

  • Become a motivational guide
  • Help patients lower their emotional resistance before they can develop effective motivation.

This learning process will help you to:

  • Reduce your frustrations with resistant patients
  • Develop effective partnerships with them
  • Engage in meaningful dialogues
  • Create individualized interventions
  • Enhance patient readiness to change
  • Improve health outcomes
  • Enrich your professional work

Use the Motivational Practice guidebook to embark on a life-long learning journey of developing motivational skills.

Here are some key articles:
1. A concept paper about Motivational Practice:
Transform your clinical work

2. Consider changing yourself personally and professionally before helping your patients.

3. Go beyond the evidence-based mindset:

More articles for you and your patients

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Create Healthy Families,
Workforces and Communities

Use the Motivate Healthy Habits (MHH) guidebook to break your unhealthy habits. Develop your own personal evidence about healthy behavior change. Share your learning experiences with family and friends. Learn about a discount pack of books for your family.

Consider inviting the leaders of your organizations (work, church, etc) to experience the MHH learning process (using the guidebook or the online course). Establish leadership teams to create health-promoting organizations that generate synergy between individual and organizational change.

One-by-one, lets create healthy learning communities, both inside and outside of your organization. Help spread healthy epidemics by sending the MHH-message to family, friends, leaders and healthcare practitioners

A Mutual Aid and Self-help guidebook for you, your family and friends with learning exercises, examples and stories.

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This journal contains the essence of the Motivate Healthy Habits guidebook, but only has the learning exercises. Ideal for focused work and family discussion.

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