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SFP 3 – Episode 3: Solution Focus makes a difference

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #3

Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny |Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 3 - Episode 3: Solution Focus makes a difference

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 23:02

“We can think of it that we had luck. And for sure we had that. And at the same time we also see the part we took in that. We stayed joyful all the time, we stayed in joyful interaction with everyone all the time, and we always saw possibilites, we always saw options, we always were very optimistic in a realistic way.”

Elfie Czerny

„If you look on what works, look on your preferred future, look on everything that goes into the right direction already then you will very fast come up with things that you could do that move you into the right direction even more.”

Dominik Godat

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk about

  • how we dealt with our oil leak and how Solution Focused questions made a great weekend possible.
  • how problem analysis doesn’t make sense in a reciprocal ever changing world.
  • the differences between problem oriented and Solution Focused questions.
  • how we perceive things better when we have words for them.
  • The challenge of the week: Observe your focuses – When are you in a problem focus, when in a Solution Focus? What do you do differently when you are in a Solution Focus and how do you manage to switch from problem to Solution Focus?

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5 Comments

  1. Pam King

    It is so easy to let a disappointment (like an oil leak) derail our day and attitude leading to a downward spiral. I admire how you both recognized the reality of your situation and your hopes. I think your assumptions played a big role here too. Perhaps you were assuming a Solution would emerge, or that you would meet the right people, maybe you assumed that there are indeed helpful people in that part of the world. Your assumptions helped you to stay joyful and hopeful. I think that’s lovely. The helpful man may have been positively infected by your joy and warmed by your expression of gratitude.
    Well done. See you soon.

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  2. Anita

    Liebe Elfie
    Lieber Dominik
    Mit viel Spass und inspiriert bin ich immer wieder unterwegs mit euch und freue mich sehr über eure unkomplizierten und fröhlichen Beiträge. Ich danke euch herzlich dafür.

    Letzte Woche habe ich wieder einmal erlebt welch ein genialer Unterschied SF macht:
    ich war über die Zusammenarbeit mit andern in einem Treffpunkt mit Menschen aus verschiedenen Kulturen sehr entmutigt und frustriert. Nachdem ich meinen Fokus von den Problemen weg auf SF gestellt habe, mich u.a. gefragt habe was ich mir wünsche und welche Zeichen/ Erfahrungen bereits in die gewünschte Richtung gehen 😯 da entdeckte ich neue Ideen, meine Energie war wundervollerweise wieder da!
    Liebe Grüsse aus eurer Heimat 🇨🇭

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  3. Leonard Kwek

    I enjoyed so much listening to your podcast especially the section about how the use of solution-focused questions is energizing, brings more hope and a view of possibilities. In some cases, clients can still be stuck in problem-focused mindset and instead of being able to articulate their preferred future, can only say they ‘cannot’ or push the blame on others. This could bring some discouragement to the SF therapist as the switch over to Solution Focus questions could not only be strange to both problem-focused practitioners, it can equally sound strange to clients who have been accustomed to hearing problem-focused questions. Thank you for being so passionately future-oriented in your podcasts and helping to provide the skills and a picture of the preferred future for those like me training be an SF therapist.

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    • SF on Tour mit Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

      Thank you, dear Leonard, for being on this journey with us and enjoying our podcast. We love what you say about being passionately future-oriented and realized that our conversation partners go along very well when we are confident that they will.

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