SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 79 – Episode 79: Flow: Where Solution Focus meets Improv with Paul Z Jackson

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #79

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

SFP 79 - Episode 79: Flow: Where Solution Focus meets Improv with Paul Z Jackson

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |35:44

“They both [Solution Focus and improvisation] seem to me to answer the questions that the world is now asking.“ 

 

“I’ve added the point between where we want to be and where we are now and called that improvisation space (…) and it’s very much an interactional space in that what we do then connects and interacts with what other people are doing and the environment as that changes around us. And we are co-creating emergently in the moment all the time.” 

 

“One of the ideas of improvisation is that there is always freedom within structure. so, we have a structure, but we are conscious too of the freedom within it and that allows us that degree of flexibility.”

“So, if we are bringing to light the ability of our clients to improvise, by which I mean adjust in the moment as things are happening, that fits exactly with what we are encouraging them to do within a Solution Focused conversation.”

Paul Z Jackson

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Paul Z Jackson, Solution-Focused practitioner, author, improviser, co-founder of the Bristol group, SOLWorld and the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN), about

  • what fascinates him about Solution Focus,
  • how he got into Solution Focus and how Solution Focus is very well aligned with improvisation,
  • what fascinates him with bringing together Solution Focus and improv,
  • the improvisation space in Solution Focus,
  • how knowing improv in SF and knowing SF in improv could be beneficial,
  • how they train SF practitioners with improvisation and invite their participants to improvise,
  • the „Yes, and…“-mentality in SF and improv,
  • the signs of Solution Focus,
  • how we learn from what works and the misconception that we mostly learn from our mistakes,
  • the differences between an interactional – co-created emergent – and an individualistic world,
  • how we support our SF conversation partners to improvise in their life,
  • how Paul integrated Solution Focus in his life,
  • his applied improvisation course at a University in Austria,
  • how SF could be used for a better world and society.
  • The challenge of the week: „Notice how you are responding in the moment to something that is important to you, something you care about, something that you are working on and allow yourself to see possibilities. Allow yourself that moment to see what other ways there might be of doing it. And try it out and see what works.”

Resources

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 Paul 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.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

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SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 71 –  Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 71 – Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 78 – Episode 78: Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman, MSc FCIPD

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #78

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

SFP 78 - Episode 78: Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman, MSc FCIPD

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |33:04

„We should be paying more attention to what we want. What does good performance look like? How do we both know that we are doing a good job. And this is the beauty of having a Solution Focused performance conversation.“

 

„We often get asked ‘Well, what if I think they should be doing something different? Or we have different views on what good performance looks like?’ And we have this wonderful tool. We can ask them about a future perfect: ‚Suppose you were doing your job to the best of your abilities (…) how would we know? What would it look like?‘“

 

„So, I think Solution Focus ultimately builds resilience. (…) They are interchangeable.”
Janine Waldman

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Janine Waldman, MSc FCIPD, solution-focused coach, trainer, facilitator and author, about

  • what fascinates her with Solution Focus,
  • how she learned Solution Focus and how her work changed with it,
  • how her understanding of being Solution Focused changed,
  • the Solution Focused tools that fascinate her,
  • projects that she is currently involved where she applies Solution Focus,
  • Solution Focus in performance management conversations and in everyday interactions at the workplace,
  • the brilliance of skillful managers applying Solution Focus,
  • offering Solution Focus as a choice and training it,
  • resilience and Solution Focus,
  • four dimensions of resilience,
  • that clients are doing the work, so trust the process,
  • the power of using and amplifying positive differences.
  • The challenge of the week: „ Over the next week, rate your days at the end of the day. 10 is the best it’s been and 1 is the opposite. And ask yourself: “How come it was so high? What did I contribute? What was the best day? How come? What is useful in this?”

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 Janine 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.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

Be part of it!

Do you like the SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast? Then help Elfie and Dominik spread the word! Donate for the SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast!

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Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 71 –  Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 71 – Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 77 – Episode 77: It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #77

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

SFP 77 - Episode 77: It's Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |37:09

„I think if you are giving a summary you are highlighting things that you think, that come from your value base. So I would see it as an attempt to influence the client in what they choose to remember, in what they choose to think.“

 

„The more we got into detail, the more we stopped trying to push clients to go in a certain direction. I think that’s when we started to get briefer. (…) And I think this idea of neutrality just comes naturally from that. It’s realizing that the more we keep out of our client’s way, the more they’ll get on with business themselves.“

 

 „During the session, I am trying not to influence the clients on the choices they take.”

 

„The best way I can be influential is by asking questions a client hasn’t been asked before, that leaves them to see the world in a way they haven’t seen it before. Which means that they can see possibilities they hadn’t known were there before.”
Chris Iveson

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Chris Iveson of BRIEF, about

  • what fascinates him with Solution Focus and the BRIEF minimalism,
  • how they developed lists, the best hopes question, the tomorrow question and much more,
  • how they got into Solution Focus and started BRIEF,
  • the value of trying to be neutral in conversations with our clients,
  • the shift from „doing“ to „noticing“,
  • what fascinates him about neutrality,
  • keeping it simple and opening up possibilities for our clients,
  • the magic of the miracle and the tomorrow question and detailed descriptions,
  • not using presuppositional questions,
  • helping clients to formulate detailed descriptions,
  • trying to make questions content free,
  • the work with Evan George and Harvey Ratner.
  • The Challenge of the week: „Your next embrace with somebody you love: Notice how you show each other your mutual love in the way that you conduct the embrace, sort of microsecond by microsecond.“

Resources

  • Check out the BRIEF website and the BRIEF Facebook page, a.o. with Evan’s Sunday posts.
  • Read the BRIEF books:
    • Brief Coaching – A Solution Focused Approach (Iveson, George, Ratner)
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy 100 key points and techniques (Ratner, George, Iveson)
    • Brief Coaching With Children And Young People: A Solution Focused Approach (Ratner, Yusuf)
  • You might also want to check out “Problem to Solution: Brief Therapy with Individuals and Families” (George, Iveson, Ratner); “Whose Life? Community Care of Older People and their Families” (Iveson).
  • Here you can find out more about the BRIEF Summer School and other BRIEF courses.

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 Chris 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.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

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SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

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SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

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SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

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SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

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SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

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SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

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SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

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SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

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SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

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SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

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SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

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SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

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SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

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SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

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SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

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SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

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SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

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SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

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SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

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SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

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SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

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SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

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SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

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SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

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SFP 76 – Episode 76: Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #76

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

SFP 76 - Episode 76: Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |35:45

„And yet at my best, we have had the most amazing time with groups when we were all in connection, when we are all in flow.“
 
“And I remember saying: ‘What we don’t have to talk about the problem?’ I can’t believe now, looking back at what we know, that that was even a question. Of course you don’t have to. That’s so obvious now, but at that time, it wasn’t.”
 

”I don’t think we can ‘leave no footprints.’ I think we leave imprints on each other.”

 
“The imprint comes from a conversation. And that to me comes through connection. And that’s something that’s really core in all of my work. There is a real soul connection and presence.”
Sue Lickorish

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Sue Lickorish, a conversation changer and Solution-Focused practitioner, about

  • what fascinates her with Solution Focus and her „wow“-moments at the beginning
  • her solution-focused journey
  • how Sue is mindful in her work to have a different kind of conversation
  • how Sue’s conversations changed with Solution Focus
  • how she developed her own way of Solution Focus and includes what is important to her
  • how we leave imprints on each other and on our clients
  • how her menopause experience influenced her solution-focused practice and finding a new kind of sovereignty
  • including spirituality and finding her own way
  • her reset for change spiral with the oneness in the center and the changing world at the outside
  • the importance of showing up and finding your own voice in the solution-focused world
  • radical acceptance and a small next step
  • The challenge of the week: “In your life, over the next 24 hours, take any moment and accept it radically. And ask, “From this moment, am I moving in the direction of my preferred future, with intention?”

Resources

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 Sue 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.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

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Do you like the SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast? Then help Elfie and Dominik spread the word! Donate for the SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast!

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SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 71 –  Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

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SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

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SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

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SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

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SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

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SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

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SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

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SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

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SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

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SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

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SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

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SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

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SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

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SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

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SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

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SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

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SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

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SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

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SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

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SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

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SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

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SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 75 – Episode 75: Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #75

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

SFP 75 - Episode 75: Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |35:28

“It’s this realization that ‘If it doesn’t work, do something different‘. And I am a great believer that Solution Focus is something to do when you are stuck. (…) If you are not stuck, just go on with your life.“

“I mean what a difference it would have made if, when I was a manager, I had known a little bit about Solution Focus.”

“And then I realized gladly if that bit (platform building) is not done well you can waste an awful lot of time.”

“And that’s why I call it a paradigm shift because it shocks people. And it’s not what they have been taught and brought up to believe.”

Jenny Clarke

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Jenny Clarke, Solution-Focused Practitioner, Coach, Facilitator and Trainer, Co-founder of SOLWorld with the Bristol Solutions Group and Organiser of 3 SOLWorld conferences, about

  • what fascinates her about Solution Focus and what differences Solution Focus made and makes for her,
  • how it came that they travelled the whole world learning and teaching Solution Focus,
  • how SOLWorld and the first SOLWorld conference in Bristol emerged,
  • their preferred future for SOLWorld and what they did to make this SF network special,
  • platform building, how the train metaphor arose and how we know that we have a „ticket“ from our client to move on in the conversation,
  • what SF is and what SF is not or how do we make ourselves understood to the outside world,
  • the paradigm shift Solution Focus still is and the importance of seeing that SF works,
  • how they build platforms with organisations and teams,
  • the power of silence or the ability to not interrupting our conversation partner’s thinking.
  • The challenge of the week: When you find yourself saying ‘I don’t want this’ just remember to ask yourself ‘what would I like instead?’.

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Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Jenny 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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