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.
Struggle is self-reinforcing, so if you are struggling with something [...]
The creative use of Solution Focused questions is the anchor-point of the SFBT session. Here are some examples of SFBT questions to get you started or act as prompts. These are not mine, if they ‘belong’ to anyone they belong to the SFBT community which freely shares such information.
Knowing that your problem has a solution can be reassuring, [...]
It's Monday. Many of us will be approaching the coming week with trepidation. After a relaxing weekend (but not relaxing enough), we embark on the unknown of the coming week with a mixture of watered-down enthusiasm and sluggish motivation. But it doesn't have to be like that, you can take control of your life in a new way. So why not start today?
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.
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.
Being solution focused means that one sees the possibilities rather than the limitations. It doesn't mean denying the past, nor refusing to discuss it, it means accepting the past but not allowing it to define or predict the future.
We filter information because we couldn’t possibly take in and process everything our senses can pick up, that is as it should be. Most of the time going along with our expectations will be fine, but sometimes, particularly when an unwanted situation keeps occurring or a solution evades us, the problem is in our thinking. We are seeing what we assume will happen rather than what is actually happening. Expect the unexpected or you'll miss opportunities.