Issue 39: How to ‘Thicken the Story for Change’ with Scaling Questions
Regular readers will be following the thread of discussions on the Evoking process of Motivational Interviewing over the past few newsletters. In this editorial I am going to be featuring a style of open questioning featuring ‘change rulers’ which can be powerful invitations for our clients to connect more clearly to why change matters to them and where they are in the change process.
These questions, also referred to as Scaling Questions, are particularly oriented towards evoking from the client their own perspective on the importance of change and their confidence for making change. They can be powerful questions for evoking more change talk from the client. They can also serve as excellent indicators of where the client is at in their change process to enable us to ‘dance in sync’ with their stage of change.
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