This post touches on the same themes I addressed in my previous post 'A Matter of Life or Death'. I hope it reflects how my thinking has developed. Asking a client "what's been better?" is a typical way for a solution focused practitioner to begin a follow up meeting. I received a powerful reminder of … Continue reading What’s Been Better?
By asking "what are your best hopes?" we're throwing a lifeline to a person caught in dangerous waters. With each hope filled question we lovingly ask, we pull the lifeline taut. Our belief in them gives us strength to keep it taut as we await their answer. With each answer they pull themselves closer to … Continue reading The Solution Focused Lifeline
Imagine you are somehow called upon to save someone's life and you only have one second to respond. What might you do with that second? There is an aspect of my work, as a mental health nurse, which involves responding to crises in which there are concerns around people's safety. The way I approach a … Continue reading A Matter of Life or Death