Motivational Interviewing for Nutritionists


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This event will give you the tools you need to start using Motivational Interviewing as an approach to helping people change their behaviours.

  • Would you like to reduce resistance in your clients.
  • Do they appear motivated, but then not follow through?
  • Are your clients not taking your advice or seemly actively ignoring it?
  • Do you struggle to notice a client’s language to see when they’re motivated?

This training can support you to achieve your outcomes of helping people to change their lives through coaching and a person centred approach. We will focus on the principles of skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a way to help you to:

  • Understand the MI approach
  • Understand your own Fixing Reflex and how it’s negatively impacting on your clients
  • Use the skill of offering MI proficient advice which prevents client resistance
  • Understand a client’s language of change
  • Learn how to elicit motivational language from your client

John Russell will be leading the event and is the Services Director for Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire, Motivational Interviewing & Healthy Lifestyles Trainer. John is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2015 and is a Certified MINT Trainer, and has a degree in Sports and Exercise Science with Psychology with an ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching.

He has been working in Behaviour Change services since 2004, working for himself with his own fitness and nutrition business, and as a Health Coach and leader within public organisations for the NHS and for Councils, Charities and Voluntary sector organisations, and Private Behaviour Change, and Healthy lifestyle organisations.

He is currently Director of Services at Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire and also runs Motivational Interviewing in London, where he trainers a variety of practitioners in applying Motivational Interviewing, As well as Coaching and Supervising practitioners just like you.

This is an event recording so you will get the video recording, broken down into two parts, alongside a document with different resources mentioned throughout and also a certificate of completion for your records.

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