Are you a helping professional supporting individuals with change?
Is your organization in the business of helping others?
Providing support to others in the face of change can be complex work. We have good intentions striving to support people to make positive changes in their lives, and at times will come across roadblocks and resistance to the idea of change. This can leave us feeing ineffective, sometimes questioning what the best approach is, and what we are responsible for in the change process.
“Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change.” Miller & Rollnick (2013)
MI is designed to strengthen a person’s own motivation for change through the process of exploring their internal motivation, what they value and hope for. MI is grounded in a way of being with people that fosters safety, acceptance, trust, and compassion.
I am a registered Social Worker in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). I work with professionals, and healthcare & social service agencies to improve engagement, and strengthen communication skills through the integration of MI, a form of evidence based person-centered care helpful to those within the context of change.
I provide training and consultation services for healthcare and social service organizations who want to ensure programming is supported by evidence based practice, provide staff the tools to develop healthy boundaries and be effective in conversations about change. Along the journey of integrating Motivational Interviewing into practice, we build upon the strengths of your staff, foster a growth mindset, and contribute to a culture of learning and development.
Together we build on your strengths and abilities, learn how to support individuals with change, strengthen communication skills & healthy boundaries through the integration of Motivational Interviewing. The training environment is one that fosters self-compassion, acceptance, professional development, and personal growth.