Can I use "We" instead of "I"?







You don't want to miss this one! This real life question came up in one of our trainings! As we were discussing trying to take "I" out of our language when having a Motivational Interviewing based conversation, someone in the healthcare field wondered if they could use "we" instead of "I". For example: "We know in the healthcare field that smoking is bad for you." Rather than, "I know that smoking is bad for you."







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Discord or resistancePartnership in Motivational InterviewingStages of changeAmbivalenceSharing information



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Show Notes

Can I use “We” instead of “I”?

You don’t want to miss this one! This real life question came up in one of our trainings! As we were discussing trying to take “I” out of our language when having a Motivational Interviewing based conversation, someone in the healthcare field wondered if they could use “we” instead of “I”. For example: “We know in the healthcare field that smoking is bad for you.” Rather than, “I know that smoking is bad for you.”

Listen up as we discuss:

  • Discord or resistance
  • Partnership in Motivational Interviewing
  • Stages of change
  • Ambivalence
  • Sharing information

Want to be a part of the conversation?

  • Comment below what you thought of the podcast
  • Submit a question and JOIN us on the podcast! E-mail casey@ifioc.com
  • Share our podcast on your social media channels using #themiguys