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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

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.

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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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 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?’.

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 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.

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 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 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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

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

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #74

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

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

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |42:47

“And if you compare it (SF) to the standards of the old thing, of course it looks crazy. But we have our own set of standards and norms and our own aesthetic.”

“One of my little mottos is ‚Change is happening all the time‘ and the fact that the client says something at minute three doesn’t mean that by minute seven they won’t be saying something else.”

“Client autonomy, radical acceptance, and staying on the surface is all about respect. It’s all about respecting your client as a human being who has the right to live their life (…) in the way they want to.” 

“These tiny, tiny, tiny things that look so small, they are valuable because they offer a difference that can be built on, and they offer a sign that change is possible, and indeed inevitable, and they offer a sign that the client has more control in their lives that they thought.”

Dr. Mark McKergow

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Mark McKergow, co-director of the Centre for Solutions Focus at Work, Director of Host Leadership, writer, consultant, speaker, academic, and thought leader, about

  • what fascinates Mark about Solution Focus,
  • how he got in touch with Solution Focus or how James Wilk revived him,
  • what makes Solution Focus beautiful or the aesthetic of Solution Focus,
  • how talking about aesthetics can help to look at different things, like e.g. different therapy models or conversational approaches,
  • the five key features that make Solution Focus beautiful 1.) brevity 2.) client autonomy 3.) radical acceptance 4.) staying at the surface 5.) the value of small differences,
  • a beautiful example of radical acceptance in Mark’s practice,
  • the autonomy of the employee and the importance of context in host leadership,
  • the value of radical acceptance.
  • The challenge of the week: „Notice a time when you’d like to argue with someone and find an other way of continuing the conversation.“

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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 Mark 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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Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

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 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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

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

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |38:58

“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

Show Notes

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?”

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 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.

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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Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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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 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

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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 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

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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 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 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

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

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

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #72

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

SFP 72 - Episode 72: Our Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |33:31

“When we know what people want all the other tools fall into place.”

“I’ve been very passionate over the years about training people in such a way that they end up using Solution Focus that kind of fits for them, kind of comes out of their mouth in a way that sounds right for them and is in some ways appropriate for the settings in which they work.”
John Wheeler

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with John Wheeler, M.A., Social Worker, UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist, Solution Focused Trainer, Supervisor and Consultant as well as Board Member of the EBTA, about

  • what fascinated him with Solution Focus at the beginning and how his conversations changed,
  • how he and Greg Vinnicombe collected Solution Focused assumptions, categorized them into four groups, and have been teaching them,
  • how this focus on assumptions keeps him on track,
  • learning from our clients or an example of how adapting to the session rating scale (SRS) changed his conversation,
  • from roughly connecting to truly connecting to our clients,
  • Solution Focused Supervision,
  • to be mindful of our own special perspective and the different contexts,
  • their SF trainings and bridging quality assessments in a solution-focused way,
  • assuming people have resources, asking SF questions and being patient.
  • The Challenge of the Week: „Look out for what you love most about your use of SF, based on the benefit you see it bringing to the people you are working with.”

Resources

The two pictures John mentioned

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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 John 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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