incentaHEALTH uses Motivational Interviewing to Evoke Change

Suzie, a 51-year-old Colorado resident struggled to find the motivation to lose weight and improve her lifestyle. IncentaHEALTH gave her the resources she needed for success.

“My greatest hurdle was listening to that voice – that voice was telling me I needed to do something with my life. I needed to make a change.”

According to the American Heart Foundation, 43% of Americans want to live healthier lives, they just don’t have the right resources to do so.

IncentaHEALTH offers daily meal plans, exercise routines, guided meditations, access to live health coaches, and incentives participants with cash rewards for weight improvement.

“The incentaHEALTH program is such a huge support, you just can’t go wrong. There’s so much information that they provide to you. As long as you’re taking that first step – that big hurdle. Anybody one can do it.”

Suzie lost 39 pounds in the program. Suzie not only lost the weight but was also able to gain the knowledge and change her lifestyle to maintain that loss long term. She learned that her health was in nobody’s control but her own.

“The most important thing about the program and the best thing about the program is that it’s private. You’re the person who takes control of your life. You’re the person who decides how you’re going to lose the weight. They reward you for losing that weight. They provide tremendous tools.”

You’re the person who decides how you’re going to lose the weight

IncentaHEALTH Coaches are trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and use MI techniques to evoke changes in their members. This approach pushes self-discovery and allows the member to understand what is at the root of their motivation for change. IncentaHEALTH members drive their journey, while the coach’s role is to be a temporary passenger, guiding them to their destination. People have within themselves resources and skills needed for change. MI draws out the person’s priorities, values, and wisdom to explore reasons for change and support success. The MI practitioner takes a nonjudgmental stance, seeks to understand the person’s perspectives and experiences, expresses empathy, highlights strengths, and respects a person’s right to make informed choices about changing or not changing.

Suzie’s advice is simple, “The most important thing I can tell you is to listen to you.” This self-discovery and willingness to listen to her inner voice led Suzie to incentaHEALTH, and with the right tools – was able to accomplish her goals!