As I’ve said many times, inspiration can come from unexpected places. One of mine was my mother who taught me a critical lesson about SFBT at a critical time in my life. Of course, she didn’t realize that’s what she was doing, but the impact on me is still felt to this day. This video is all about that lesson.
Great video so potentially helpful not just to us who are studying and working with SFBT, it is a great story for all who are going through troubles and a possible help to parents of children going through rough times.
I am so glad you liked it Bud.
I love any ways that existentialism and spirituality can be brought into client conversations, especially without naming a faith or otherwise pinning the discussion down to a particular dogma. Thank you!!
Me too! Spirituality can be a powerful way of having a meaning conversation with a client.
Yes, you had a very wise mom. Thanks for sharing this, Elliott. Hope is a most powerful!
You’re welcome Becky and thanks for saying wonderful things about my mother.
Great video – very inspirational and holistic and I’m thankful that your vision for the future has been such a blessing to me and to so many others.
Hey Paul! Thanks so much, you inspire me as well.
So glad you’re ALIVE today, Elliott, and doing the worthwhile work you are doing. God bless your wise and loving Mom!
Thank you so much for that Skye. I am happy to be alive as well and oh my mother.
Hi Elliott! Glad you shared that! It is sometimes difficult to talk about God and faith in our jobs as counsellors/psychotherapists – people think that we are atheists –
or just not believers at all – because we know all of this philosophy and relativist theories. How else have you found to integrate faith into your work without being “preachy”?
hi Karin, I am a person of faith so it would be hard for me not to be transparent about that. However, in session, religion only comes up when the client brings up their faith and I begin to ask questions about that as part of the SFBT process.