I often start my nutrition therapy sessions with the question, â€śWhat are your concerns and what are you hoping we can accomplish together? The responses I get are so very varied. Some people will say â€śI donâ€™t know, didnâ€™t my doctor tell you?â€ť Others will say â€śMy doctor told me to come,â€ť or â€śthis was my wifeâ€™s idea.â€ť Yet others will say things that are more self directed like â€śI know I need to lose weight and Iâ€™m hoping you can help me,â€ť or â€śmy blood sugars are all over the place and I just donâ€™t know what I supposed to eat.â€ť
Mary Austin did a wonderful lecture that you can view entitled "Fostering
Behavior Change through Effective Conversations with Clients
". I was wondering if any of you have any particular questions that you use that seem to help patients convey what is truly on their minds and on their agendas ? If so, please share them with us.