Adopting The Decisional Balance Strategy

I was first introduced to the concept of decisional balance whilst on the Level 1 Wellness Coaching Course that was run by Wellness Coaching Australia.  The decisional balance table has you create a table split into 4 quadrants. Quadrant 1 – Benefits of staying the same, Quadrant 2 – Concerns about staying the same, Quadrant 3 – Concerns about change and quadrant 4 – reasons to change.  In the past when I have had some big decisions to make, I have typically created my own table and outlined the positives and negatives associated with each.  Whilst this has allowed me to reflect and come to a conclusion, since being introduced to the decisional balance concept, I feel this allows one to dig deeper and really think about change, the positives and negatives of each as well as any concerns attached to these thoughts.  Next time you are looking to make a decision (be it big or small),  try adopting the decisional balance approach and see if it helps create clarity and guide you to an outcome you are comfortable with.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.