In Motivational Interviewing, you may hear the term “affirmation” frequently. In Motivational Interviewing, we use affirmations vs. validation or confirmation. What’s the difference between affirmation and validation? Is it just a matter of semantics? As we explore the techniques of Motivational Interviewing, we can learn how to affirm and hold space for those we […]
If you work in human services, chances are high that you’re familiar with Motivational Interviewing. Further, you may know a key component of MI is helping people build motivation to embrace healthy behavior changes. But how to build motivation can sound like a tall order and can sometimes be elusive to new learners of MI.
Motivational Interviewing is a critical tool for anyone who works in the human services field. The Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach helps to empower and encourage others to make positive choices and reinforces positive behaviors. One crucial part of the technique is offering up Motivational Interviewing affirmations. Affirmations reinforce the constructive steps that the individual
At Share Collaborative, one of our favorite areas of focus is education. We have worked with public and private schools to share concepts behind motivational interviewing for teachers in the classroom and support staff to enhance student engagement and wellbeing. Those familiar with Motivational Interviewing or MI may think of it as something used
We’ve explored the “what” of Motivational Interviewing in previous Ripples and how this technique offers a helpful structure to engage, support, and guide conversations with served persons. But what can we learn from motivational interviewing example questions? The best way to really understand and develop skill in MI is to practice and watch how
Rapport is connection. Rapport is engagement. Rapport is the number one indicator of a positive outcome in any human service relationship. Science says so, our experience and the experience of those we’ve shared with say so, and likely your own experience says so as well. Motivational Interviewing is known for its capacity to build rapport