SFP 50 – Episode 50: Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson
Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #50
Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com
SFP 50 - Episode 50: Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson
“It’s how we use words and how we interact with others that can cause and promote and inspire such change with people just by changing the way I speak, and the way that I listen, and the way that I respond.“
“I think it (SF) just shaped the hope that they felt in many ways, that their patients were doing a lot better than they thought or that their doctors were listening more than they had maybe previously perceived.“
“So best hopes for my research currently (…) is introducing more ways that Solution Focus can change perception.“Benjamin Finlayson
In today’s episode, we talk with Benjamin Finlayson, Ph.D.(c), Solution Focused practitioner, researcher, teacher and Solution Focused champion at Texas Tech University, about
what fascinates him about Solution Focus,
how Sara Smock Jordan influenced him as a teacher,
how he has used Solution Focus in his own transition,
a keynote he gave on wellbeing with a charity organisation,
how they integrate Solution Focus in health care in rural Texas and his experiences being out there as a therapist,
being persistent, being present in a pleasant way, and other success recipes as new SF therapist working in a medical setting with doctors, nurses and patients,
how Solution Focus offered a different way of working and shaped the perspectives and the hope of the people involved,
how Solution Focus makes therapy more approachable and less threatening,
what fascinates Ben with Solution Focus and research and his best hopes for his research,
locus of control or how SF can change the perception of how people view themselves and the ability of doing something different,
- what he would like people to take away from our conversation, and
the Challenge of the week: “Find that one conversation, that one situation that you are most hesitant to have and open yourself up into ways that that conversation could be different. How can you listen differently to what they are trying to tell you, and how can you communicate different?”.
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