Inspiring & Strengthening Success
Comprehensive Motivational Interventions (CMI™) supports individual self-management and positive behavior change through a highly structured, evidence-based and stepped-care approach to health and wellness coaching. Uniquely coherent, pragmatic and universal, CMI starts with straightforward collaborative planning for change and progressively introduces more nuanced interactions for persisting problems.
Organized around the three core questions of Brief Action Planning and supplemented, as needed, by strategic interventions from The Three Function Model of the Medical Interview  and Motivational Interviewing (MI) , CMI can be adapted for use with all individuals, regardless of health status and readiness for change. CMI transforms lives by eliciting needs, reinforcing innate strengths, and inspiring self-accountability.
CMI workshops focus on developing mastery of the core evidence-based behavior change and motivational skills shown to be useful to facilitate patient or client adoption of healthier lifestyles to: increase exercise, stop smoking, improve diet, decrease risky drinking, increase adherence to treatment recommendations, improve relationships and/or develop individualized action plans for lifestyle change, wellness, physical or mental health.
CMI can be efficiently and effectively utilized by practitioners from all the helping professions, ranging from psychology, social work, general medicine and dentistry to psychiatry, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, life counseling, education, and others. CMI has universal relevance at all levels of care, thus making it more comprehensive than most other approaches while it is also less cumbersome, easier to learn, understand, and use.
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