Igniting the motivation to make changes is hard.
People often fail to make changes even when they know they should. The problem isn’t a lack of information. It’s a lack of motivation.
Motivational interviewing is a counseling method designed to help people make different choices by finding internal motivation to change their behavior. Dr. Bill Matulich, a clinical psychologist in San Diego, California who has been teaching MI for decades, defines it simply as “an effective way of talking with people about change.”
To understand motivational interviewing, let’s consider this story of Adebola Martins.