Teaching practitioners Healthy Conversation Skills 

Posted Posted in Communication, Goal setting

By Wendy Lawrence, University of Southampton The main causes of death and disease in society today are influenced by our lifestyle choices, and there is a growing focus on ways to improve health behaviours. Front-line practitioners, particularly those working in health, social and community care roles, are a key resource for supporting behavioural change. Routine […]

Improving the delivery of brief alcohol advice in primary care: views from both sides of the consultation table

Posted Posted in Assessment, Brief behavioural intervention, Goal setting, Habit, Planning

By Amy O’Donnell, Newcastle University, UK Levels of drinking have fallen recently in some parts of Europe, particularly amongst young people. However, excessive alcohol consumption remains a major risk factor for poor health and early death. Providing simple brief advice to those identified as heavy drinkers can help reduce the amount of alcohol people consume, […]

Fizička aktivnost u starijoj dobi: koliko je dovoljno?

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Motivational interviewing, Self-monitoring

Autorica: Anne Tiedemann, Sveučilište u Sydney-u, Australija “Nedostatak aktivnosti uništava dobru kondiciju svakog ljudskog bića, dok ju kretanje i metodičke fizičke vježbe čuvaju i održavaju”…Platon, 400. pr.Kr. Oduvijek je bilo poznato kako je redovita fizička aktivnost važna za naše zdravlje i blagostanje. No, poruke koje promoviraju zdrav način života često su usmjerene na djecu i […]

Motivation and the first steps toward physical activity

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Motivation, Self-regulation

By Keegan Knittle, University of Helsinki, Finland Here’s a familiar story from primary care: an individual who would clearly benefit from more physical activity comes into the clinic. We discuss their physical (in)activity, and in the end, the person says they just aren’t motivated to change. What’s a clinician supposed to do? How can we […]

How to set goals that work?

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Planning

By Tracy Epton, University of Manchester, United Kingdom Goal setting is a popular technique There are many different techniques that can be used to change behaviour (93 according to a recent list!). Goal setting is a well-known technique that most people have used at some point. Goal setting is used by charities (e.g., Alcohol Concern, […]