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Motivational Interviewing

Helping students get back on track

Reasons for attending this programme:
Motivation, the energy that gets things done!
Many young people in colleges experience difficulties with their behaviour, which may include habits and patterns that are hindering their ability to achieve their potential. They can appear resistant to perceived authority and are often pushing at boundaries.

This resistance can mean that they are least able to receive help at the time when they are most in need of it.  The energy that we put into trying to turn this resistance into compliance can, not only be draining, but can also, if we are no careful, simply further entrench the student into the problem behaviour.

Motivational interviewing is a tried and tested approach that helps students channel the energy they put into resisting, in the direction of positive behaviour change.

What is this training about?
At this event you will learn to utilise Motivational Interviewing techniques through a mixture of theory and practical activities designed to help you bring students back on track. Motivational Interviewing is a directive yet person centred approach that guides students to make positive changes through exploring and resolving the ambivalence that keeps them from moving forward.

During this programme you learn:
Understand the principles of Motivational Interviewing
Learn simple techniques that:

  • Help people raise their awareness of the dilemmas that face them
  • Overcome obstacles
  • Make positive changes
  • Build powerful systems of motivation that propel them both away from what they don’t want and towards what they do want.
  • Recognise, understand and respond to student dilemmas and ambivalence
  • Help people to channel their energies in a direction that benefits them.


  • Tutors are skilled in creating successful change
  • Positive behaviours support effective learning
  • More motivated students

Duration: 6 hours
Fees on application

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  • The magic was in the group brought together by Kate Julie and Owen. You miss a great opportunity if you don’t enter this course. The most magic was the potatoes! Changing belief systems in a split second. Keep up the outstanding work Thank you
    Jos Frederiks NLP Trainer

  • This course has been worth every penny. Fast doesn’t mean lacking in quality. The sheer tonnage of information is astonishing. It’s so worth it. You will learn a lot even if you are a very experienced teacher and you will enjoy it
    Dr Sharon Ney

  • It doesn’t matter how experience you are, go for it. The training was the most magic. Teaching must go over to learning and we in school have to take responsibility for that. I will use this in my work as a consultant helping schools to improve. Many many thanks for a great course.
    Anita Svennson,Swedish Educational consultant

  • This course helped me widen my ideas about teaching and learning. It prompted lots of questions about how we should approach learning. Experiential learning is profound and fun. Thank you
    David Hicks,Music Teacher

  • I thought I knew how to design a course. After attending this training it’s totally changed my view about learning design. If you are a teacher this course is mandatory for your career.
    Natthapatch Danbenchaphan,Head of Language School,Thailand

  • I may wobble but I move forward with a giggle into all that is possible. The course has accelerated my own slow and steady learning into the amazing and continued possibility of learning
    Vicky Morgan,College lecturer

  • This was loads of fun and I loved it. Fun and interactive ways of learning and how to apply that to teaching. Some may think that its only for teachers but we are all teachers in different areas. This course totally surpassed my expectations and all my goals were achieved. Creative teaching makes you want to teach. I highly recommend it so that more good teachers equal more confident kids. Just do it!
    Ky Du,Alternative Therapist