Practitioner Course

Engaging Clients Who Resist Change

Learn techniques to recognise and engage patients who are resistant to change.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


50 minutes total


Sharon Curtain

About this course

The traditional health care approach makes assumptions and is traditionally good for acute conditions however there may be other approaches to ensuring the best outcomes for clients.

Sharon Curtain's vision is to upskill health professionals with practical tools that enable them to support people in all stages of change. Supporting people to identify their motivators for change and build confidence using effective communication allows people to take the actions to implement positive mindsets and behaviours.

This course provides a new way to look at the assumptions clinicians may make about a client. It will look at ways to improve communication skills and be able to increase motivation, confidence and helping them to overcome barriers to change. A fresh way to look at how we might best help our clients and some tools and skills for the best outcome for our clients and therefore you as well.

What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Have an increased awareness of stages of change and strategies to evoke change talk.
  • Understand the benefits of effective questioning to promote insight.
  • Heighten your confidence in your ability to support people to change health behaviours.
  • Strengthen your ability to connect clients to their inherent motivation to make a change.
  • Enhance your competency in using reflections, summaries and affirming to increase readiness to change.

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Sharon Curtain

Sharon is a Dietitian, Certified Health Coach, Certified Trainer and Assessor, Trained Facilitator, Director of Accredited Health Coaching Australia, Board Member of Health Coaches Australia & New Zealand Association (HCANZA), and Author and Owner of the Diploma of Health Coaching, a nationally accredited qualification.

Sharon has worked for 24 years as a dietitian, health coach, trainer and presenter. She worked for five years as a clinical dietitian and another five years in corporate nutrition, delivering nutrition training programs. Sharon currently trains students, practitioners and coaches individuals in health behaviour change.

Sharon developed and authored the first Australian Diploma of Health Coaching, run in collaboration with Victoria University Polytechnic and is the course co-ordinator and lecturer. She delivers online health coaching training courses to health professionals via Accredited Health Coaching Australia as well as running regular tutorials for health professionals undertaking the Diploma of Health Coaching (Victoria University Polytechnic) and the Masters of Lifestyle Medicine at James Cook University.