Course overview

Successfully Shifting Behavior: Guiding Patients to Improve Their Thinking & Habits

This course will look at ways to effectively communicate to our patients in ways that motivate them to change their thinking, increase their motivation, and help them successfully adapt long lasting new healthy habits of living.

Dan Asimus, MD, MSEd, ABIHM

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

45 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • We all know the science, but how do we effectively communicate to our patients to motivate them to change their thinking, increase their motivation, and help them successfully adapt long lasting new healthy habits of living? To really influence change as practitioners, we must consider the whole patient and guide conversations in a non-judgmental way, incorporate motivational interviewing, breakdown nutrition science, model and practice healthy behaviors, and build strong relationships.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Examine the question, "What is the art and science of helping our patients successful change?"
    • Analyze how you can help your patients overcome their barriers so to create health rather than illness in their lives
    • Determine how you can teach motivation, resiliency, hope, and change

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Dan Asimus, MD, MSEd, ABIHM

About dan
Daniel M. Asimus, MD, MSEd, ABIHM, is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Neurology and is a Diplomate in Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is Founder and Medical Director of the Life Fitness Center with offices on Maui, Hawaii, and in Pasadena, California. Life Fitness Center is an integrative holistic multispecialty, mental health group practice. With compassion, education, and a variety of therapies, they help their clients/patients of all ages achieve their best health, happiness, and success.

Dr. Asimus attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He then moved to Los Angeles to complete his medical internship and psychiatric residency at the University of Southern California. He has always loved teaching as well as practicing medicine and obtained a Masters Degree in Science and Medical Education also at USC.

Dr. Asimus currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), the Clinical and Translational Genome Research Institute (GTGRI), and the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC). He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Dr. Asimus became a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) in 2002. He served on the ABIHM Board of Directors for several years and was a member of the ABIHM faculty.
Dr. Asimus enjoys practicing medicine, teaching, writing, and leading. He is married to Cheri Ewing, PhD, has 4 wonderful children, and lives on Maui, in Pasadena, and in Whitefish, Montana.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.