Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

How to make exercise changes stick using behavioural change theory with Dr Tim Anstiss. EP#550

Behaviour change theory and Motivational Interviewing (MI) principles are often an area cited by healthcare professionals as something they would like more training on. The BJSM has collaborated with the PACC programme to develop this podcast and has invited Dr Tim Anstiss, an expert in this area, to explain some key behaviour change theory and motivational interviewing concepts in this conversation. Tim is a medical doctor specialising in behaviour change and wellbeing improvement. He trained as a trainer in motivational interviewing in the mid 90’s and has trained thousands of health and care professionals, managers and coaches in Motivational Interviewing, health coaching, brief interventions and shared decision making.

“The Physical Activity Clinical Champions or PACC programme is a national project delivering physical activity education to professionals working in healthcare to help get patients more physically active. It was previously being led by public health England as part of the moving healthcare professionals programme and funded by the national lottery & Sport England and is now being led by a consortium of The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, The Advance Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University and Intelligent Health and is being re-designed with new resources. This podcast forms part of a series to support physical activity education for professionals working in healthcare. For anyone you would like to get involved with PACC project then please do email us at pacc@shu.ac.uk

For further information on behaviour change and MI please go to the moving medicine website:


A great course run by Moving Medicine that you can sign up to improve understanding in behaviour change and up skill on principles of motivational interviewing is Active Conversations.

Books mentioned:

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care, Second Edition. Helping Patients Change Behaviour

By Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, Christopher C. Butler

Motivational Interviewing, Fourth Edition. Helping People Change and Grow. William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick

Tiny Habits, Big Results: Your method for success, BJ Fogg

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