The following health professional resources support the learning and integration of self management skills. These resources have appeared in our Coaching Support for Health Professionals newsletter or in the new Change Exchange newsletter.
Go Outside And Play With Friends
This video describes the importance of social factors on our life expectancy and quality of life. The study found that the single most important thing that we can do is to connect with people around us.
Nov 02, 2018
Twelve Ways To Healthy
Learn how to stay safe and healthy with this festive song from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Enjoy!
Nov 02, 2018
Cleveland Clinic-Empathy Series
We are all patients at some point and this video demonstrates the importance of empathy. It’s the human connection where each word, each touch and interaction really matters. Take some time to view and be inspired again.
Aug 08, 2018
Asking Too Much
April is “Be a Donor” month. Watch and share this video and learn how to be a hero 8 times over!
Mar 26, 2018
What The Heck Is Teach Back?
This video describes the simple yet powerful practice that can really make a difference in your interactions with patients.
Jan 17, 2018
TED TALK: Presenting And Sharing Information
This presentation discusses the importance of how we share information with people and how we can leverage an underutilized resource in healthcare, the patient.
Nov 17, 2017
From Sickcare To Wellcare
This TEDx Talk by Dr. Aaron Leppin shares the importance and the need to build a "wellcare" health system. A great talk on the reasons why self management programs are needed and their impacts.
Sep 12, 2017
Words Matter
What we say as caregivers has the power to harm or heal. How do you wish to be remembered? Get inspired by the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Excellence video.
Sep 12, 2017
Blame: Whose Fault Is It Anyways?
This short video describes what blame actually is and how it can affect our ability to empathize with others. We have all had that experience with a patient, family or friend so have a look and reflect on how you can communicate better next time.
Jun 05, 2017
Blame: Whose Fault Is It Anyways?
This short video describes what blame actually is and how it can affect our ability to empathize with others including patients, family and friends. Have a look and reflect on how you can communicate better next time.
Apr 17, 2017
Smoking Cessation And Behavior Change
This month is smoking cessation month. Dr. Mike Evan’s video reminds us that it’s not a linear change…it’s a journey.
Nov 18, 2016
The Science Of Making Us Happy
During this time of year people often take the time to reflect on their life. This video by Dr. Mike Evans really puts into perspective the importance of your own mindset.
Nov 18, 2016
Are You Or Your Patients Having A Tough Day Or Week?
Take a look at this simple video by Dr. Mike Evans and share with your patients. Sometimes going back to the basics of self-care is what we need in order to get through and get back on track!
Jun 27, 2016
Shared Decision Making
This short video describes how patients need to be actively involved in their care, weighing the options and risks just like they do when making other decisions in life.
May 02, 2016
Staying Alive...American Heart Association
Here are some great and fun videos to share with patients, family members and friends. Help others “stay alive”!
Dec 23, 2015
Speak Up At The Doctor’s Office
Share this with patients so they understand why it's so important to write down questions about their health, share a list of medications with the doctor, and fully understand everything that is explained.
Dec 08, 2015
What is dementia?
What is dementia? Understand some of the signs by watching this video and become a dementia friend.
Dec 08, 2015
What is Self Management?
Ever wondered what is self management? This short You Tube is amazing and puts self management and self management support in a clear picture for all partners.
Nov 18, 2015
Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop
Want to learn more about the Living a Healthy Life Workshop offered across the South West? The workshop created by Stanford University is led by peer leaders around the world. The South Dakota video shares what participants gain during the 6 weeks.
Nov 18, 2015
Diabetes ABC’s Times Two
Introduce your patients to the importance of their ABC’s…times 2! Watch this short video by Dr. Mike Evans and share with your patients.
Oct 07, 2015
How to Prepare for Joint Surgery
Check out and share this informative video. Dr. Mike Evan's does a great job of illustrating the hip and knee replacement process.
Sep 01, 2015
Living a Healthy Life - Participant Experience Video
Workshop Participants share their experiences with the Living a Healthy Life Workshop Series.
Jun 25, 2015
Living Healthy Workshop - Participant Testimonial Video
Ruth-Anne highlights the impact the Living a Healthy Life Workshop series has had on her life.
Jun 25, 2015
Present Perfect
A Long Term Care home and a Day Care Center come together in this short film that explores the very real experience of aging - both growing up, and growing old. Share this with your patients and Colleagues.
Jun 22, 2015
Let's Make our Day Harder
A review of some of the science around how our typical days have shifted with technology and culture and the impact on our health. "Tweak your Week" and make small changes to improve your health.
May 24, 2015
It's Not About the Nail
The problem may seem glaringly obvious to you. It isn't always obvious to your patient. This is a great example of “Rolling with Resistance”….Don’t try to fix it, just listen. This video really drives the message home!
Apr 21, 2015
Healthy Living Workshop - Participant Testimonial
Ruth Ann shares her experience from her time as participant in Stanford's Living Healthy workshop series.
Apr 08, 2015
Stroke Selfie Survivor Stacey Yepes Shares Her Experiences
Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson and Stroke Selfie Survivor Stacey Yepes shares her experience as a stroke survivor and is helping educate Canadians on the FAST signs of stroke.
Jan 05, 2015
Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!
When everyone else said no, he found one service provider that said yes. One person can make a difference. Find the inspiration that works!
Dec 22, 2014
“Don’t Let Your Arthritis Kill You – Take Action”
Four featured presentations on the causes of cardiovascular problems in those with inflammatory arthritis and ways of preventing early death.
Dec 22, 2014
New Year’s Resolution by Dr. Mike Evans
People who choose a change at New Years are 10 times more likely to be successful after 6 months…find out more.
Dec 22, 2014
23 ½ hours Video by Dr. Mike Evans
If you ever wanted to get moving but it just felt like a lot of work…listen to Dr. Mike. He breaks it down nicely into small chunks.
Dec 22, 2014
"The Willpower Instinct"
Author and Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, talks about strategies from her new book "The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It.
Dec 22, 2014
Never Give up, Never Give in
Steve Jones: They told him he couldn't win. They didn’t tell him how to lose. Great inspirational video
Dec 22, 2014
Try something new for 30 Days
Try something new for 30 Days from Lessons on the power of small change.
Dec 22, 2014
A Story About Care by Jim Mulcahy
The Story About Care is one man's reflections on the power of the caring relationship that can exist when people working in health care see the "person and not a pathology."
Dec 19, 2014
Motivational Interviewing Skills - Tobacco Cessation Ambivalent Client with Dr. Peter Selby
From the Teach Project - This video shows various motivational interviewing skills with a client who is ambivalent. It walks through the process from the conversation to helping the patient develop manageable plan.
Nov 17, 2014
Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care - Podcast
A powerful podcast that explores how to Involve patients and families as equal partners in the design and improvement of care across the organization and or practice. From The National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute.
Oct 27, 2014
Brief Action Planning - Osteoarthritis
From the Centre for Comprehensive Motivational Interventions (CCMI) and Patients as Partners, a B.C. Ministry of Health initiative,this video offers an example of a Brief Action Plan involving a patient with Osteoarthritis.
Oct 01, 2014
Brief Action Planning for a diabetic patient
From Northern Health British Columbia - Watch Cheryl, a 45-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. The clinician and patient skillfully walk through the action planning process.
Oct 01, 2014
Stages of Change Model - Podcast
Jim and Jan Prochaska talk with Helen Osborne about the Stages of Change Model that was developed by listening to and learning from patients. They share why it's relevant to health literacy, health communication and its role in decision making.
Sep 03, 2014
Brief Action Planning Low Back Pain Follow Up Example
An example of a follow up interview that focuses on checking in with a patient with low back pain about their Brief Action Plan (BAP).
Jul 24, 2014
Brief Action Planning - Low Back Pain
This video provides an example of Brief Action Planning (BAP) being integrated into the care of a patient with low back pain.
Jul 24, 2014
Brief Action Planning - Rheumatoid Arthritis
This video demonstrates how Brief Action Planning can be used with patients with a variety of ailments, in this case Rheumatoid Arthritis. The doctor demonstrates offering a behavioral menu to help the patient create an Action Plan.
Jul 24, 2014
Brief Action Planning
This video demonstrates the three questions and first two skills of Brief Action Planning (BAP), a self-management support (SMS) tool based on the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Jul 24, 2014
Empathy - And now for something really different
How can you really be there for another person? In this animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to get in touch with our own fragilities
May 09, 2014
Minimally Disruptive Medicine for Patients with Many Chronic Conditions
Victor Montori, MD, gave a presentation at Mayo Clinic. The presentation focuses on the work that patients with multiple chronic conditions need to do in order to make their complex treatment programs work. It also calls clinicians to work on designi
Jan 29, 2014
Brief Action Planning Example - Rheumatoid Arthritis
Centre for Comprehensive Motivational Intervention - This video demonstrates how Brief Action Planning (BAP) can be used with patients that present with a variety of ailments, in this case Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Jan 29, 2014
Action Planning - Feedback and Problem Solving
From the Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness. Strategies for offering feedback and what you need to know about problem solving in a group.
Jan 08, 2014
Rolling with Resistance
If you like to sing and Adelle is on your ipod, you’ll love this.
Nov 14, 2013
Brainstorming Part 2
Can you identify where this brainstorm goes wrong? Take a look!
Nov 14, 2013
Action Planning - What to do, what not to do
From the Centre for Excellence in Aging and Wellness. A good look at how to and how not to do Action Plans.
Nov 14, 2013
The power of conversation, by Maggie Breslin, Mayo Clinic
Addresses the essential character of satisfying conversations between patients and providers. Conversation is not a soft skill. It is the essence of Health Care Delivery
Nov 14, 2013
Brainstorming with a group
Brainstorming can be tricky. Hint: Ask for permission first. From the Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness
Nov 14, 2013
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care
The human connection to Patient Care. We may never know what another person is coping with.
Nov 07, 2013
Health Literacy for Health Professionals Video from Vancouver Coastal Health
88% of Canadian seniors have low health literacy. How do we help our patients become more health literate?
Nov 07, 2013
You will Never win if you never begin
You will Never win if you never begin - Best Motivational Video Ever - Are you going to finish Strong?
Nov 07, 2013
What is Self-Management from KYOHealth from the UK
Patient self-management key to success depends on 4 key elements.
Nov 07, 2013
Noncompliance by Victor Montori, M.D., Mayo Clinic
This US doctor understands the demands on our patients and the issue of “noncompliance”. It’s worth a watch.
Sep 20, 2013
Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Source:, uploaded April 10, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Tolerance with Juli Alvarado
Sep 04, 2013