Motivational Interviewing isn’t just a hollow buzzword, it’s the coaching language we speak at Marathon Health. Based on the core principles of partnership, acceptance, compassion and evocation (drawing out a member’s own reasons for making healthy change), “MI Spirit” guides everything we do. We train all of our clinical ambassadors on Motivational Interviewing skills such as reflective listening, asking open-ended questions and affirmations.
The processes of Motivational Interviewing help members explore and resolve their ambivalence about making healthy changes. We understand that change can be hard! By examining their values, goals, current behavior, strengths and resources, members find their own intrinsic motivation and can finally move toward making positive lifestyle changes and improving their health.