Posts Published by Tara MacGregor

Issue 58: What Makes us TRULY Helpful?

AUTUMN 2021

I am so pleased to be sharing a free access webinar from MINT delivered by Prof Bill Miller at the MINT FORUM in January this year. Many of you familiar with MI will recognise Bill as a highly esteemed contributor to contemporary thought about the art and science of behavior change. He is most well known as one of the originators of Motivational Interviewing with Prof Stephen Rollnick. In this 45 min webinar Bill discusses the data and insights informing his new book written with Terri Moyers regarding current understanding about what truly makes us helpful to people seeking to change behaviors. Spoiler alert: It’s NOT our expert knowledge! If you are seeking a taster I have provided a short synopsis in the editorial.

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Issue 56: Thoughts for a Storm

AUTUMN 2020

The world has changed since Pavestones was last in touch…

So much has already been said. We have been saturated by the words ‘unprecedented’, ‘grim milestones’, ‘exponential’, ‘lock down’, ‘quarantine’, ‘outbreak’, ‘second wave’. Now daily words we may have once used rarely, thanks to the pandemic of COVID-19. And if we take a minute to appreciate the felt sense of each of these words, and the seemingly constant news clips that defy belief, t is no wonder we may be all feeling a deep, deep strain.

Where ever you are in the world, I hope you are managing to remain well and steady enough, with patience for also being disoriented, unproductive and truly scared from time to time. And for those of you that are front line workers – that’s many of you: THANK YOU.

On a lighter note…….. here are some words I really hope I never hear again when this is all over: ‘Covetiquette’ (no!!), ‘pivot’ (gahhhhh) ‘ROUTINIZE’. (Routinize?) …and…TELEHEALTH (three weeks of my life I will never get back).

In this editorial I am sharing a deeply resonant and thought provoking piece from Alain De Botton ‘Thoughts For a Storm’. Enjoy De Botton’s characteristic insights and thanks for your patience over the coming months as I take a break from regular posting to transition my business to comply with social distancing.

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