Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Motivational Interviewing

THURSDAY I did the 21 Day Fix lower body workout.

FRIDAY I did Pilates. The first book to begin studying for the Wellness Coach Certification exam arrived. Since it was supposed to be a nice weekend I planned to read it outside.

SATURDAY I did Dirty 30 in the morning and read the first chapter of Motivational Interviewing in the afternoon.  The study guide doesn't have us reading everything for some reason.

  • Chapters I'll be Reading & Studying
    1. Conversations About Change
    2. The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
    3. The Method of Motivational Interviewing
    4. Engagement and Disengagement
    6. Core Interviewing Skills
    7. Exploring Values and Goals
    8. Why Focus?
    10. When Goals Differ
    11. Exchanging Information
    12. Ambivalence
    13. Evoking the Person's Own Motivation
    14. Responding to Change Talk
    15. Responding to Sustain Talk and Discord
    16. Evoking Hope and Confidence
    18. Developing Discrepancy
    20. Developing a Change Plan
    23. Experiencing Motivational Interviewing
    25. Applying Motivational Interviewing
SUNDAY I read the next two chapters. There was A Motivational Interviewing Prayer one of the authors wrote to prepare himself before seeing clients. I wonder if it's already in poster form somewhere or if I should have it done. I'd like to have this on my wall.

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MONDAY I felt myself channeling Robin Williams with Total Body Cardio Fix.

YESTERDAY I worked my upper body.

TODAY I did yoga.

Linking up with

#MotivateMe Monday with Fitness Cheerleader, Running Rachel, & Run Mommy Run
Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup with Marathons & Motivation & IlkasBlog


  1. There is so much variety to your weekly workouts! I need that...

  2. There is so much variety to your weekly workouts! I need that...

  3. I want to hear more about how you channelled Robin Williams! Were you doing impressions?

    1. I kept going "Gooooooooooooood Morning Cardio" like he did for Good Morning Vietnam.

  4. You really put some variety in your weekly workouts! Good for you!

  5. Such good variety! Sounds like a wonderful week.

  6. That's a nice planning you have going on.
    Unfortunately, I didn't have time for yoga today, but I'm glad I incorporated to my regular workout routine too.
    Have an awesome week!

  7. You are definitely finding your motivation somewhere! That's a lot of workouts this week! Keep it up!

  8. Love dirty thirty...its one of my favs:)

  9. You had a productive week. The book sounds great.

  10. It seems there is a lot of great information for you to absorb in that first book! I wonder why the study guide doesn't have you reading all the chapters? Or maybe you will later? Good luck with your studying! Thanks for linking with us Cassi!

  11. That is odd the study guide doesn't cover everything. Great job on keeping up with your workouts this week. Thank you for linking up with us.

  12. That sounds like a really interesting book! (I'm mystified as to why it doesn't go through all of it though.) I got asked about motivational interviewing at one of my interviews last year, hehehe.