Why the Solution Focused Approach is a hard question to answer. If you ask 10 Solution Focused professionals you’ll likely get 10 different responses. The truth is, the facts lay somewhere in the middle and are also all correct. In this video I explain one explanation using The Luck Factor as an example.
Thanks, that is great. Very useful.
You’re welcome! I am very glad you found it useful.
Hi Elliot, I like this analogy. I think it makes a lot sense; as perception shifts we see possibilities and opportunities that we may have normally missed. Could it be, perhaps, that through the process of exploring a preferred future, that is connected to a client’s best hopes, that we may be helping people switch to a different frequency/channel (like on a radio or TV). We co-create the foundations of another channel with all its possibilities, where before they were stuck watching the same old reruns…Just playing with ideas.
I completely agree with you Debbie. I think a person’s frequency can’t help but change the frequency.
I love it Elliott! Such a simple but true analogy. To raise a smile, here’s a short clip from a popular UK sketch show from the 90’s (called The Fast Show) that reinforces this. The character is called Unlucky Alf! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7lxOAHJ_80
lol! So funny!
I too, really enjoyed that book and what a perfect way to explain what is going on in SFBT. Thanks so much for the insight Elliott.
Hey Diane, you are so welcome! Thanks for your comment.
I think SFBT reignites the will and the very desire (emotional aspect = NB) of clients to be the best version of who they can be (that is how they were as kids and they were happy!) and WANT to be DESPITE all the things that they have allowed to distract them. I think clients just become so very intensely aware of the deep chasm between who they were vs who they want to be again, that they are deeply shaken and rattled right to their core. At these moments clients become very weepy and emotional – nearly always. This reflects their shakenness. And then they rally their will and are drawn by their desire to be happy again. It is SO rewarding and satisfying to watch this happen time and again – whether it is individual therapy or couple therapy.
I am so with you about this being so rewarding and satisfying. Well said!