SFP 45 – Episode 45: How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick, PhD, BCC
Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #45
Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com
SFP 45 - Episode 45: How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick
„And no matter how difficult the situation is, the person is doing some things that work in his or her life.“
„Some people make decisions all at once, they suddenly know. For other people a decision evolves or ripens.“
„My miracles are funny miracles where things go wrong and you handle it.”
„The strategic Solution Focused approach combines clarifying the problem with elaborating the solution and amplifying what works with interrupting what doesn’t work.”Ellen Quick, PhD, BCC
In today’s episode, we talk with Ellen Quick, PhD, BCC, Clinical psychologist, Solution Focused therapist, life coach, and author about
how we decide on the road,
what fascinates her with Solution Focus,
seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary and how to make these useful details that work visible,
how she came up to write a book about Solution Focus and decision making,
decision making with Solution Focus,
how people know when they know or how decisions ripen,
how she invites people to embrace this ripening process or the ripening scale,
how to use obstacles in a Solution Focused way and focusing on people’s agency,
acknowledging problems and combining strategic work with Solution Focus,
embracing emotions and making a next decision,
her advice to make good decisions,
The Challenge of the week: “When you hit a rough patch or face a lot of stress, just keep going, do those simple things that you already know how to do. Those things that on one level are ordinary and on another level are extraordinary. And you might reflect, imagine it’s tonight, you are looking back on how you handled it, and you are really feeling proud of the good decisions you made: What will you be remembering that you did?”
- Find out more about Ellen’s work as a Life Coach here >>>.
- Ellen also works as clinical psychologist at the Psychiatric Centers at San Diego.
- Ellen Quick’s Ted Talk Using Detail from Your Life to Create the Future You Want.
Here >>> you’ll find more about Ellen’s books:
- How Do You Know When You Know?
- Solution Focused Anxiety Management includes instructor notes and learner readings for a four session class. Much of this information is relevant to stress management.
- Doing What Works in Brief Therapy: A Strategic Solution Focused Approach.
- Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies: Becoming a Highly Competent Solution Focused and Strategic Therapist.
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