The JOIN4JOY approach consists primarily of a group-based training intervention, which should be preceded by a one-to-one interview between the trainer and each participant. Getting to know the participant and establishing an initial personal relationship will set up the corner stones for a joyful and successful experience.  

In this guide, you will find the explanations that will help you plan and conduct a successful initial interview. In doing this, you will also be able to motivate the participant to join the group and to pursue healthy changes of behaviour. To help you achieve these goals, this guide will also introduce you to the concept of “motivational interview”, which provides with some very useful tips.