The seventeenth newsletter is about the spirit behind our conversations
Wonderful Rik. The spirit of MI is a powerful embrace for the practitioner and the receiver. It’s sitting with them in their boat with their hand on the tiller, and gently placing your hand on theirs to help guide them through choppy waters. They set the destination. And as practitioners we help them set the direction, and navigate to get there.
Really great post Rik. I especially like the bit about “Often what seems like a lack of motivation isn’t a lack of willpower, but simply a lack of clarity.” Sometimes a solution to someone else’s problem seems so obvious to me, but in moments like that, the best thing I can do is listen, reflect, and perhaps seek to add clarity. Thanks for putting this out there!
Great piece Rik and reminder. Paraphrasing something I came across recently - a coach's, therapist's or mentor's role isn't to answer your questions but to question your answers.