If you are ambivalent about any kind of decision in your life, motivational interviewing can help by calling forth your own motivation and commitment, and enhancing your strength to change. It uses strategies such as identifying the good and the not so good things about the current situation, exploring your values on how you want to live your life and discussing stages of change in an accepting, respectful and compassionate atmosphere.
Motivational interviewing (MI) can help people who are ambivalent about changes in their:
- ways of living their life
- general behaviour (e.g. risky behaviours, high-risk sexual behaviours, aggressive behaviours, etc.)
- relationships (personal, social, work-related)
- substance abuse (alcohol and drugs)
- eating habits (e.g. binge eating)