I think beginning the conversation with empathy for the client would be key as well. I know if I started gaining a bunch of weight, my self image would probably plummet. I cant imagine its an easy thing to shake off. Opening up the conversation using the pros and cons topic is great, it usually generates some deeper thoughts. I usually use this in regards to discussing substance use.
I was wondering if you (or anyone else in the cohort!) have run into a situation where a client wants to use a form of alternative medicine, or rely on religion over prescribed medication. I’m curious as to how to navigate this scenario ethically and morally.