The last thing I wrote was written by a different me. The me that is writing this now is different to that one because millions of changes have taken place at a microcellular level. Who knows what this new me might achieve? Especially considering the further microcellular changes that'll inevitably take place in the future. … Continue reading Changes
A Moment To Change It All
It's only Wednesday and already it's been one of those weeks where it seems like everything that can go wrong has gone wrong, everything has become more complicated than anticipated, and everything I’m trying to achieve has just become harder to achieve! 'Everything’ of course is an exaggeration. Plenty has gone well too, and I … Continue reading A Moment To Change It All
Mental Health – What To look Out For
Most of what is presented to us as ‘mental health awareness’ is actually mental illness awareness. The trend has been to tell people signs of mental illness to look out for. Because everyone experiences these things at times, we all dutifully notice them when they crop up and hopefully seek help. This is generally a … Continue reading Mental Health – What To look Out For
Read This If You Want To Win Eurovision!
I love the Eurovision song contest! It’s a force for good in the world, and perhaps the ultimate expression of unbridled joy, arrived at through the promotion of diversity, collaboration and positivity. Of the 26 acts competing in the final on Saturday, one will impress judges and the voting public enough to be crowned the … Continue reading Read This If You Want To Win Eurovision!
Why Music Matters
Art, in its various forms, has long been considered an essential aspect of the human experience. It allows us to express ourselves, connect with others, and explore the world around us in ways that are uniquely human. From cave paintings to contemporary installations, art has the power to inspire, challenge, and transform us. Music, in … Continue reading Why Music Matters
About 30 years ago I walked into an empty pub, bought a pint and sat at a table. This was a ritual of its time - before mobile phones. Either some friends would soon turn up and we’d chat, play darts, choose music on the jukebox and generally have a pleasant evening together, or I’d … Continue reading What For?
The Solution Focused Lens
Being a good Solution Focused therapist requires the practitioner to view people in a particular way. As Elliott Connie and Adam Froerer put it in their recent book*; ‘What really sets our approach apart is its stance – the position we take about viewing our clients as capable and strong and worthy collaborators in co-constructing … Continue reading The Solution Focused Lens
Human Future Hopes
Us and them? There is only us Competition? Collaboration Control? Freedom Fear and hate? Peace and love Harsh penalties? Generous incentives Divisions? Unity Borders? There is only one. It's 62 miles straight up
Love And Belief
In the past week, I’ve started reading the new book by Elliott Connie and Adam Froerer; ‘The Solution Focused Brief Therapy Diamond: A New Approach to SFBT That Will Empower Both Practitioner and Client to Achieve the Best Outcomes’, and I’ve seen the film ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves’. The book is aimed primarily … Continue reading Love And Belief
What’s So Good About Solution Focused Therapy?
Why would anyone pick a Solution Focused therapist instead of one practicing any other approach? Well, for starters, it’s different to other approaches. Most ‘traditional’ approaches are Problem Focused – they rely on understanding the problem and finding a way to solve it, whereas the Solution Focused approach relies on clarifying what is hoped for … Continue reading What’s So Good About Solution Focused Therapy?