New Behaviour Change Course Launched

MI & Behaviour Change

I am really pleased to announce that the new behaviour change course is now launched and ready for booking. I am launching this course in collaboration with FutureFit Training Ltd. We have spent the last ten months upgrading systems and recording the latest content in the field of behaviour change. There are two components to the course. E-Learning covering all...

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Roadblocks to Listening

Roadblocks to Listening

Empathic/active listening is a skill all of us could benefit from. In our roles as trainers/coaches we often present roadblocks to this process without realising this is what we are doing. We may have good intentions when we use these but ultimately, they block the conversation and the speaker is then forced to navigate their way around them. Thomas Gordan,...

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BREAKING NEWS

Over the past 10 months I have been putting a lot of work and thought into the delivery of a new version of the behaviour change course. This will be launched next week and will add a new dimension to the role of the personal trainer/coach. Watch this space for the launch next week, exciting times ahead.

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What Do I Need to Improve to Help My Clients Succeed?

In answering this fundamental question, it is tempting to think about education and practical knowledge. A lot of trainers perhaps thought it would be the latest dietary craze or nutrition understanding. Another logical thought would be new exercise regimes and modalities of exercise and any of these may be useful in the long-term. The answer to this question is not...

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Communication is a skill we should all master

This might seem obvious at first as surely everyone can communicate adequately? I think the important word here is ‘adequately’. By refining our communication skills and actually practicing something that we routinely take for granted we can become great communicators. The first thing to realise about communication is that you need to complete the communication feedback loop. This is something a...

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Where is my Client at?

behaviour change, decisional balance, stages of change

What I mean by this title is ‘what stage of the change process is your client sitting at’. When people make a behaviour change the stages of change model (Prochaska and DiClemente) suggests that they go through various stages before successfully achieving the desired behaviour change. My research has highlighted that clients will employ a personal trainer (PT) even if...

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Little Steps -> Big Results

Little steps can lead to big results One of the many reasons that a new fad diet of any type will generally fail is that there are far too many changes made in one go. It for just this reason that I will not write people diet plans. They will start out with good intentions and follow it rigidly for...

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