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
Category: Understanding SF
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
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!
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
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?
This Wall Doesn’t Need Plastering, It Just Needs To Be Smooth!
We recently downsized from a house to a flat (part of the strategy to make setting up my own business viable). We went for the option which involves buying a relatively cheaper place with a lot of potential and using the saved equity from doing so to refurbish it and get the place exactly as … Continue reading This Wall Doesn’t Need Plastering, It Just Needs To Be Smooth!
Hello, Goodbye (ending sessions)
Working in a solution focused way, I think of every session with a client as an opportunity to reach a point of realisation that everything needed to achieve the desired outcome is present. I view any single session as potentially all that's needed to reach that point, and therefore can always be the last session. … Continue reading Hello, Goodbye (ending sessions)
Something In The Way
Welcome everyone, especially newly enrolled members of the Solution Focused University (SFU), to whatever this is! I'm going to share with you what the term 'solution focused' really means for me: The first time I met Elliott Connie in person, he said something that made me sit up straight. I heard him say "I grew … Continue reading Something In The Way
Adjectives Are Meaningless
I watched a programme on BBC 2 over Christmas called 'Pilgrimage, The Road to Rome'. It was about a bunch of celebrities walking an old pilgrimage route to Rome to meet the pope. One of the celebrities, Stephen K Amos, had a personal agenda; he was determined to challenge the Catholic Church’s apparent traditionally disapproving … Continue reading Adjectives Are Meaningless
It’s A Kind Of Magic
People often comment that there seems to be some magic in Solution Focused working; the client simply describes being a preferred version of themselves, then they seem to magically transform into that version! Everything we regard as science was once thought of as magic. The technology at work in your mobile phone is all explainable … Continue reading It’s A Kind Of Magic