Communicating the Spirit Way:

Motivational Interviewing and the Native American Worldview

This webinar was designed to introduce the “Spirit of MI and to talk about the relationship between Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Native worldview. It included the underlying spirit of MI, its heart and mind-set and how it complements the Native values and belief system. For most Natives, the belief system is based on Circle thinking, believing and doing (Worldview) that we call a teaching circle (Medicine Wheel) making the adaptation of the Spirit of MI complimentary for Native learners.