Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
As I look from my bedroom high over the magnificent quadrangle of Keble College, the signs are promising for a good day at the SOL2012 conference.
Yesterday afternoon, 30 people gathered at Science Oxford for our pre-conference and enthusiastically learned our 12 Things You Need To Know about Solutions Focus. They asked some great questions, which we can track through the conference, such as how much can one embrace SF in our personal lives, and does the methodology allow for…Continue
Only 4 days to Oxford!! :-) What a happy time!
And my new article "The Sprintformula" that I would like to share with you is now also available in English: http://www.godat.ch/coach_publikationen.html
See you soon and have a nice weekend!
Added by Dominik Godat on September 1, 2012 at 16:57 — No Comments
I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Oxford in a few days!! I can't hardly wait!!
Before, I am really happy to share with you my new article "Die Sprintformel" (In German and soon in English) that emerged out of a flow experience this week:
Enjoy and see you soon!
Added by Dominik Godat on August 24, 2012 at 18:27 — No Comments
As I was reading volume 2 of the latest literary erotic sensation, Fifty Shades of Grey, I found a particularly arousing passage 79% of the way through. “SFBT - The latest therapy option,” one character recommends to our heroine.
The therapist himself, Dr John Flynn, is good enough to describe Solution Focused Brief Therapy: “Essentially, it’s goal-oriented. We concentrate on where Christian wants to be and how to get him there… There’s no point breast-beating about the…Continue
You may have read something about the Solution Focused approach, perhaps even tried it out… but how to get first-class learning in applying SF thinking and practice to your work? Mark McKergow’s latest online course, SF Business Professional, is starting on 15 September 2012. Run in association with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (the home of SF therapy), the…Continue
Added by Mark McKergow on July 5, 2012 at 10:33 — No Comments
The J-SOL 5 conference in Kyoto, Japan was a huge success. Read my illustrated report on the event at http://www.sfwork.com/pdf/J-SOL5report.pdf.
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An exploration of the word and the world
with Nora Bateson
Mark McKergow (Centre for Solutions Focus at Work)
Greg Fisher (Synthesis)
Cath Greenwood (Unicorn Theatre)
Alex Steele (Improwise)
Thursday 24 May 2012,
Unicorn Theatre (John Lyon room), 147…Continue
Added by Mark McKergow on May 17, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
I am exploring this as a means of beginning to communicate ideas I am developing in the SF world. With the good offices of Paul Z Jackson here on my right, I am blogging for the very first time. This could be the start of something big !!! More later...
I am very grateful to Peter Szabo for inviting me to co-facilitate the Executive Coaching Conference …Continue
Recently we had an SFCT UK call discussion on an article by Loraine Kennedy and Colin Coombs entitled “Uncovering Treasure: Influencing with Solution Focus.” This was printed in InterAction Volume 3 Number 2. We suggest you read this if you have not already done so.
Loraine pointed out that the article was a workshop paper and that it captured the learning from 3 workshops of 2 hours duration on the topic of Influencing…Continue
Added by John Brooker on April 20, 2012 at 17:11 — No Comments
Last year I was lucky enough to be lead facilitator at the TED Fellows Collaboratorium event in New Orleans (link). The event was to bring together the brilliant young TED Fellows group with coaches and mentors, working on real issues in quite large groups – something of a facilitational challenge. As part of my role I wrote a facilitators’…Continue
Just a piece of local information to share: on March 2nd the first members of the newly founded SF Association spent a Saturday designing a future vision and first steps on the Hungarian scene, a very exciting colorful mixture of professionals including even a composer. We would like to thank the community for coming to Hungary this spring to the Balatonfured conference, help and inspire a Hungarian community form and start working. The future plan, among others, includes SF cooperation…Continue
It’s ten years now since the publication of The Solutions Focus. We wanted the book to spread the ideas, and ten years later it’s succeeded to some extent – there’s a flourishing world-wide community of practitioners, a great annual conference, and thousands of people who have used SF in their lives and work. The OSKAR coaching model pops up in many organisations, and it’s fun to recognise elements of SF in some unlikely places.
I heard yesterday, for example, that at Wembley Arena,…Continue
Added by Paul Z Jackson on February 22, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
From time to time, members of the of the The SOLUTIONS-L email listserv may wish to share a document with other members .
There are several ways to achieve this. The key issue is whether the contributor wants to share the document with the world, or they want to restrict access to members of the listserv.
When a member adds a document to their own SOLWorld blog, it…Continue
The document below gathers some 'indicators' of an organisation's progress towards being Solution Focused.
I have used it with schools and it is a great discussion starter
The role of the Solution Focused psychotherapist is less about confirming the rights of the client as an individual and more about amplifying their preferred social performance. The client, the therapist and the drama of therapy represent the object of this performance in which cultural meaning is simply amplified. The identity of the client is framed within multicultural narratives and discourse with which the psychotherapist grapples and strives to maintain a type of neutrality and…Continue
Added by Eva Golding on February 11, 2012 at 15:55 — No Comments
Identity is culturally constructed. We acquire our own identity through shared understanding of cultural practices i.e. the positioning of own gender, race, class and status etc, it is a positioning and classification of ‘self’ within these repertoires of cultural practices that we gain our identity… http://www.changebrieftherapy.org/images/identity12.pdf
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Added by Owen Charnley on February 9, 2012 at 14:32 — No Comments
It’s ten years to the day since the first edition of The Solutions Focus book was published. I’ll always remember 8 February 2002 – because it was the first day of the SOL 2002 conference, the first of the astounding series of SOLWorld events over the past decade. So, it’s a good moment to look back on what’s happened over the intervening period and also indulge in a…Continue
Added by Mark McKergow on February 8, 2012 at 23:13 — No Comments