Posted by Lindsay Shepherd |
I wanted to change my weight, to reduce it - and I did nothing. I’ve written in the past that actually I was quite happy being obese and while I truly believed it at the time, I’m beginning to think that wasn’t true. I told myself that I had to be ready to change and until I was then nothing was going to ‘work’. Which is a rubbish reason, it’s an excuse. I get cross when I hear someone say that a therapy didn’t work because the client wasn’t ready to change. While there is some truth in that, if a client has actually come to see you, then surely they do want to make changes? They may not understand what that involves, it’s up to us as therapists to educate them, show them how to become effective at self motivation, task them and support them, teach them self efficacy.