Remotivation teaches you how to build relationships that motivate others at all physical and mental ability levels.  

You will learn to:
  • design your questions to the vocabulary or literacy level of the person(s) 
  • discuss highly personal or controversial topics in a non-threatening manner
  • intrinsically motivate within a climate of acceptance and appreciation 
  • discuss the who, when, where, why and how of each topic discussed
  • select better format for content in short stories, poetry, and/or music
  • discuss topics from the perspective everyday life and work 
  • design questions to both mental and emotional intelligence 
Results may be:
  • increased caregiver productivity and satisfaction
  • increased compliance/adherence to medical care
  • reduced problem behaviors at work and home
  • greater trust and truthfulness leading to more cooperation
  • less anxiety and stress when working with others 

Request an online training class or request that an instructor travel to your area to conduct the three days of training and supervise the practicum.  

Example of recent research supporting the need for remotivation therapy in home health rehabilitation:  Remotivation therapy increases self motivation, self efficacy and social support that are all needed for rehab to be successful.  As this review article says non-adherence can reach 70%!!  Home health care needs to use Remotivation Therapy!!!!

Remotivation is a well researched, evidenced based, method of education.  It is based on over 50 years of experience with people of all ages, in school, at home, residential settings and in hospitals. 

Remotivation training teaches you questioning skills that you can use to develop and/or maintain a positive, balanced, productive caring relationship with the person you teach or care for.  Learning remotivation skills helps you keep a healthy balance between attending to the problems (social, financial, physical or mental) of people and their healthy, normal physical and mental abilities (social skills, talents, hobbies, work or vocation).

You may ask why I need to focus on the normal, non-problem, abilities or capacity of persons I help?
It is because focusing only on the problems of others can sometimes hurt unintentionally and be counter productive. Unintentional harm has a formal name "iatrogenesis" in medical settings.  The same dynamic happens in family life and at work.  You can read the definition at Wikipedia or do an online search to learn more about it.
Helping and leadership relationships can result in unintended consequences or negative outcomes if a proper BALANCE is not kept between focusing on the problems of the person helped and the healthy abilities and personality of the person you are attempting to help. Helping and leadership relationships that are exclusively or predominantly problem based tend not to help as much as balanced relationships that focus also on health and wellness.
When the helper and the person helped, spend all their time and energy focusing on what is wrong, the helper can become depressed or burned out and person helped/lead can become withdrawn, depressed, apathetic, unmotivated and/or discouraged.  This can interfere with work productivity in employment and achieving the most in caregiving.
The person's strengths and abilities are needed in healing and recovery from illness and to cope with chronic disease and disability.   These abilities are also needed to be productive in other areas of life. So helping in a manner that preserves and further develops the healthy body and mind of the person helped, is the best kind of helping relationship.
NRTO believes that most helpers want the best for the other person.  The pressures of life and the limitations on time and money tend to push helping relationships out of balance in favor of focusing almost exclusively on problems, illness and disability.  Learning remotivation skills can help you to be the best possible helper/caregiver by maintaining normal functioning and facilitating greater health and wellness.

If you want to learn remotivation skills, call or write our office. You will be referred to an instructor in your area to arrange for a traditional inperson class or an online video training class.
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Affiliated organizations:
National Council of Certified Dementia Professionals 
DH Special Services: Education for Activity Professionals
Recreative Resources
New Jersey Activity Professionals Association
This is the home page of the National Remotivation Therapy Organization, NRTO Inc. 

For Information Contact:
Ms. Beverly Gruber
NRTO Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 5
New Tripoli, PA  18066
Phone: (610) 767-5026