Research has consistently shown that a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, not smoking, controlled drinking, etc. are associated with a longer and healthier lifespan. Despite this, many individuals do not engage in health-promoting behaviors. Motivating people disinclined to engage in health behaviors presents a formidable challenge to mental health practitioners. This webinar reviews effective approaches that motivate and sustain health behaviors and highlights evidence of their effectiveness.
Clinicians from time to time deal with clients who do not see why they should be more physically active, or quit smoking, or eat a healthier diet, etc. The webinar is addressed to practitioners dealing with clients who need to be motivated to engage in health behaviors.
What will be discussed:
- Reasons for why some people are not motivated to make efforts to stay healthy
- The techniques which work with such clients
About the presenter:
Dr. Mahima Sukhwal is a Clinical Psychologist and researcher who manages product development for key Pearson assessments in India. She holds Ph.D and M.Phil degrees in Clinical Psychology, both from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.
Dr. Sukhwal has rich work, research and teaching experience across vast areas of Psychology covering personality, diagnostic, cognitive, and neuropsychological assessments, individual, marital and family psychotherapy, neuropsychological rehabilitation as well as teaching and supervision of psychotherapy and psychological assessments. She has several research publications to her credit and has been recognized for her research by the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP), India’s premier and largest association of Psychology professionals.