At last it is finished. Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions will be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers on 15th December. Do you want to work more effectively with your clients? You can pre-order now and start the new year with new enthusiasm.
Do you find it's easier to spot your failings and flaws than it is to celebrate your successes? Quite a lot of people do. If it's a habit that you'd like to change, start with what you are good at; rebuking yourself for your flaws and failings.
Magic happens so don't ignore it. Refusal to accept magic means limiting your visions and your opportunities.
If your role involves talking… If your role involves talking… Here's an alternative approach to conversations. Solution Focused thinking provides empowering tools and tactics.
Relationship success often goes unnoticed. Focussing on the strengths in a relationship builds resilience and helps a the partnership to thrive and prosper.
We are lazy thinkers, we people. We categorise things for effiecincy, but it's all to easy to conduse the category with the thing. Take beliefs for example, we all have them, but that doesn't mean we are them.
Some problems have a way of dragging on or recurring. This is often because the 'problem' is not the problem at all.
Problem solving is stimulating and satisfying. Finding a solution to a problem can be so satisfying that you'd think we'd be better at doing it.
If you want to make changes in yourself it was once thought to be a bad idea to talk about it until you'd reached your goal. Solution Focused Therapists have always thought this is not the best way to go about things; checking progress AND acknowledging it really helps. Now new research confirms it.
Although we usually think of therapy as being about change, it’s often more accurate to say that it is about doing more of what you already know how to do well. It’s not so much about change, as it is about identification and amplification. If you can do that in the right way, you won't need a therapist.