SFP 73 – Episode 73: A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul, MA (Ed), Dip.COT
Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #73
Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com
SFP 73 - Episode 73: A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul, MA (Ed), Dip.COT
“It (Solution Focus) ends up with the other person feeling dignified, respected, valued for their capabilities. And that’s just through conversation. It’s just through using different words in a conversation. I mean that’s magic.”
“The biggest thing that fascinates me about Solution Focus is that it provides a genuine alternative to problem solving for being helpful to people and to moving forwards into the rest of your life.”
“Everyone is facing just the challenge of being human and within that we are all doing an incredible job.”
“Everbody knows what they are like when they are at their best. And it’s your job to help people remember that.”
“You’re dignifying them with being an expert in their own lives and having the right and the capability to make their own choices and decisions and supporting them in that.”Rayya Ghul
In today’s episode, we talk with Rayya Ghul, MA (Ed.) Dip.COT, Solution-Focused Therapist, Life Coach, Trainer, and Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching at the University of Edinburgh, about
- what fascinates her with Solution Focus,
the differences between problem solving and Solution Focus or how humans are not washing machines,
how to identify the best in a person and reactivate their capabilities,
Rayya’s book „The Power of the Next Small Step“ and how she brings Solution Focus to every day people and every day life,
the differences between better and different or the question „what differences would that make?”,
Solution Focus as a language for being useful for each other,
the differences Solution Focus can make for self-help groups,
evidence-based compliments and her „moan, moan, moan“-exercise about how to listen to people who complain,
her show „Are you a problem addict?“ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
how Solution Focus should be available for everyone in everyday life.
The Challenge of the week: “At the end of every day, on a scale of 0 to 10 (on a topic of your choice) where are you today and how could you maybe do better tomorrow?”
- Learn more about Rayya and her work and visit her website >>>.
- Check out her books: The Power of the Next Small Step (available in English and Swedish) as well as Creating Positive Futures.
- Find out more about Rayya’s performance at 2019 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh: Are You A Problem Addict (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas).
- Join the FREE Online Program “Hope and Reasons for Living – Solution-Focused Suicide Prevention”.
Join the conversation
Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Rayya and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.
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