“I HAVE A PROBLEM AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE”
• Weigh the pros and cons of the current situation against the desired change.
• Emphasize the person’s power to change.
• Avoid giving solutions, prescriptions or recommendations.
• Recognize the positive aspects of the person’s experience.
• Raise the person’s awareness by providing information on the real versus perceived risks of leaving his or her lifestyle behind.
• Find alternatives to meet the needs of these people differently.