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Rachel GreenWho is Rachel Green, Ph.D.? Rachel Green, Ph.D. is a psychologist, counsellor and Motivational Interviewing workshop facilitator, as well as the founder of dancing gecko training.

She started her psychology career as a neuropsychologist before becoming excited about, and a practitioner of, Motivational Interviewing in 2006. Learn more about Rachel Green.

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)? MI is a recognised best-practice therapeutic approach to help people realise changes in their lives. Based on the idea that the person seeking help is the expert on him/herself and his/her motivations, MI is useful with change goals such as choices about tobacco, alcohol or drug use; eating or exercise habits; adjusting your lifestyle after receiving a physical or mental health diagnosis or just getting “unstuck.” Find out more about Motivational Interviewing.

What is dancing gecko training? dancing gecko training is Rachel Green’s Motivational Interviewing training company, through which she offers dynamic, interactive MI workshops for every level, from a one-hour taste of MI, to self-sustaining implementation programmes for your centre using a experiential learning model, and MITI coding as a supervision and coaching aid to improve Motivational Interviewing practice. Participants learn and practice MI skills in a respectful, safe environment where their previous knowledge and experience is valued. See our full range of workshops.

OK, but why dancing gecko
The gecko is a symbol of transformation in Southwestern Native American cultures, in part because in times of stress, they drop their tails and confuse their predators while making their getaway. A few months later, the tail grows back. In Motivational Interviewing, we view our collaboration with our clients as a dance, rather than a wrestling match.