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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 51 – Episode 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

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #51

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

SFP 51 - Episode 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

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 31:58

“We really want the best because that brings out the best in them as well. But I think they bring out the best in us too. We really learn from them.”

Assoc. Prof. Becky Taylor

“So, whenever I get to a place where I feel like I am stuck, I know that it’s just another hoop and that that preferred future is right past that hoop.”

Franchesca Fraire

“There is always learning. And then especially to learn from students. How I teach is based on the output from students, changing how I approach the next group of students or even the same group of students the next week.”

Prof. Frank Thomas

“Being in such a Solution Focused program, you don’t really get out of that mode ever.”

Lindsey Tardif

“Our students graduate with that confidence and knowing they are well prepared for whatever the field throws at them.”

Assoc. Prof. Marcella Stark

“I think we live in a world where people focus on the negatives. And it is so neat to ask them these Solution Focused questions that get them thinking outside of that negativity and to watch them build strengths and change and to create the preferred future that they have wanted.”

Ashli East

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Assoc. Prof. Becky Taylor, Prof. Frank Thomas and Assoc. Prof. Marcella Stark about their Solution Focused Counseling Program at Texas Christian University (TCU), about

  • what has fascinated them with Solution Focus (SF),
  • what makes their counseling program at TCU special and the differences Solution Focus makes,
  • how they teach Solution Focus,
  • what they have learned from each other,
  • how they put the differences of their students to work,
  • what (they think that) their students say about the program and their teachers,
  • the differences SF makes for them as a team and in their work,
  • the importance of building relationship in teaching and staying open to being a lifelong learner.
  • The Challenge of the week: What superpower do you bring to your professional future that’s going to help you to reach your goals?

 

And we also talked to their Ph.D. students Lindsey Tardif, Ashli East and Franchesca Fraire about

  • their Solution Focused superpowers and how they use them in their SF work,
  • how the Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU supports them,
  • the superpowers of their teachers that are useful for them.

 

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 Becky, Marcella, Frank, Lindsey, Ashli and Franchesca 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 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 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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

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

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #50

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

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

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 32:15

“It’s how we use words and how we interact with others that can cause and promote and inspire such change with people just by changing the way I speak, and the way that I listen, and the way that I respond.“

“I think it (SF) just shaped the hope that they felt in many ways, that their patients were doing a lot better than they thought or that their doctors were listening more than they had maybe previously perceived.“

“So best hopes for my research currently (…) is introducing more ways that Solution Focus can change perception.“

Benjamin Finlayson

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Benjamin Finlayson, Ph.D.(c), Solution Focused practitioner, researcher, teacher and Solution Focused champion at Texas Tech University, about

  • what fascinates him about Solution Focus,
  • how Sara Smock Jordan influenced him as a teacher,
  • how he has used Solution Focus in his own transition,
  • a keynote he gave on wellbeing with a charity organisation,
  • how they integrate Solution Focus in health care in rural Texas and his experiences being out there as a therapist,
  • being persistent, being present in a pleasant way, and other success recipes as new SF therapist working in a medical setting with doctors, nurses and patients,
  • how Solution Focus offered a different way of working and shaped the perspectives and the hope of the people involved,
  • how Solution Focus makes therapy more approachable and less threatening,
  • what fascinates Ben with Solution Focus and research and his best hopes for his research,
  • locus of control or how SF can change the perception of how people view themselves and the ability of doing something different,
  • what he would like people to take away from our conversation, and
  • the Challenge of the week: “Find that one conversation, that one situation that you are most hesitant to have and open yourself up into ways that that conversation could be different. How can you listen differently to what they are trying to tell you, and how can you communicate different?”.

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 Benjamin 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.

Listen on Google Play Music

Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

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 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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

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

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #49

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

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

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 31:24

“I personally do not give money to people that I encounter. The main reason for that is that it can be dangerous for that person to have money on them. (…) So, it’s not about what somebody might do with it, for me it’s more about their safety.”

“Living on the road as a single young woman, I had to seek out community over and over and over again. (…) I really learned how to reach out to people.”

“Your body will tell you if you are in a safe situation or not in a safe situation. And when you meet somebody new, often times your body will tell you if this is somebody you want in your life or not.”

“I also feel like it’s not for me to say what somebody needs or wants. We are all strong independent people that can speak for ourselves. So, what I do is I open up the trunk of my car and I invite the people that I encounter to help themselves to whatever is in there.”

“Anything that we can do to help another person empower themselves can have longterm beneficial effects to that person.”

Stacy Nelson

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Stacy Nelson, rebel girl and peaceful warrior for humanity, who voluntarily lived on the streets for about 7 years, about

  • how resourceful it is to have Solution Focused parents,
  • how it comes that she has a cooler full with supplies for people living on the street,
  • her journey and her takeaways from living on the streets for about seven years,
  • how she dumpster dived for food and shared it with other homeless people,
  • recognizing people living on the streets and engaging with them,
  • what she offers to people living on the street as harm reduction and her reasons for not giving money,
  • how she is clear on what she wants to give and where her boundaries are,
  • what differences having lived on the streets makes for her now,
  • how she found and built community on the road and how she still seeks out people living on the streets as her community,
  • how she lets people choose what to take out of her supply box,
  • valuing and experiencing humanity in everybody,
  • The Challenge of the week: „Keep protein bars in your glove box (of your car). When you see somebody on the street corner, flying a sign asking for help, give them a protein bar, smile, look them in the eyes and acknowledge them as another human being”.

Resources

Stacy’s supply box in the trunk of her car:

  • energy bars
  • oatmeal packages
  • water
  • feminine hygiene products
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • hot hands / hand warmers
  • socks
  • basic fist aid
  • dog food

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 Stacy 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.

Listen on Google Play Music

Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

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 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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

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

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #48

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

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

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 41:59

Show Notes

In today’s episode we are at the SFU Conference in Taos, New Mexico, and we talk with 15 Solution Focused practitioners from around the world about

  • their fascinations for SF,
  • their takeaways from the SFU Conference that they take home to their practice,
  • the takeaways they hope that the participants will take with them from the workshops and plenary sessions,

and we talk with the hosts Adam Froerer and Elliott Connie about

  • love, hope,
  • their relationship and collaboration,
  • the hope that people live their lives from a point of inspiration,
  • and that we are all better (off) when we support each other.
Thank you Lori Scott (Georgia, USA), Erin Cusanno (New York, USA), Jennifer Watson (Texas, USA), Beverley Kort (British Columbia, Canada), Paut Kromkamp (the Netherlands), Ann Davis (New Zealand), Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs (New Zealand), Amelia Barrera (Chile), Caroline Minelli (Switzerland), Alesya Courtnage (Ontario, Canada), Denise Yusuf (UK), Keiko Yoneyama (Colorado, USA), Pamela King (Utah, USA), Rachelle Bloksberg (California, USA), Evan George (UK), Adam Froerer (Georgia, USA), Elliott Connie (Texas, USA).

Resources

  • Learning together – join the community: Join us at one of the next Solution Focused conferences near you. You find many more Solution Focused events in the SF Community Calendar, which also very much invites everybody to add your Solution Focused events to the calendar to show what’s going on in this awesome worldwide community. Thank you, dear Rolf F. Katzenberger, for putting this calendar together and THANK YOU to everyone who helps making this calendar a vivid overview of SF events by adding upcoming Solution Focused events to this source!
  • Connect with BRIEF on Facebook and check out Evan George’s Sunday posts.
  • Find out more about the SFU here >>>.
  • Find out more about Elliott Connie, his inspiring vlog “SFBT moments” and his publications on his website.
  • Check out Elliot’s marriage & family therapy practice in Keller, Texas.

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 conversations 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.

Listen on Google Play Music

Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

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 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

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

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

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #47

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

SFP 47 - Episode 47: Solution focused recipes: From trauma to everyday life with Yvonne Dolan

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 34:06

„I think the Solution Focused approach helps us find even the smallest difference that can make a difference.“

„I am fascinated by that sort of idea of how to use a Solution Focused approach to inform a meaningful life.“

„One of the things I remember from watching Steve and watching Insoo over the years, is the importance of asking these questions in a way that leaves no doubt that you want to know the answer.”

“Solution Focused questions are so simple and many of them are sort of formulaic when you first learn them, and it’s easy to skip over the importance of asking them in a soulful, heartfelt way.“

Yvonne Dolan

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Yvonne Dolan, M.A., founding member of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, trainer, and therapist about

  • Solution-focused recipes and the role of food in developing Solution Focus,
  • what fascinates her and has fascinated her with Solution Focus,
  • how she got in touch with Solution Focus, ended up on the team at the BFTC and started her own SF team in Denver,
  • her friendships with Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer,
  • her interest in Solution Focus in everyday life,
  • the Solution Focused approach to trauma and what we can learn for a meaningful life,
  • how she met her husband Terry Trepper,
  • the importance of compassion, counterbalance, and coping,
  • a story of the miracle question or how a patient spent her last days,
  • asking Solution Focused questions in a heartfelt, soulful way,
  • explicit and implicit hope in Solution Focused questions,
  • the importance of ending Solution Focused sessions with evidence-based compliments.
  • The Challenge of the week: „Give evidence-based compliments to the people in your life.”

Resources

  • Learn more about Yvonne Dolan and check out her books on the website of the Institute for Solution Focused Therapy.
  • The book “Encounters with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg: Inside Stories of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy” edited by Manfred Vogt, Ferdinand Wolf, Peter Sundman and Heinrich N. Dreesen.

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 Yvonne 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.

Listen on Google Play Music

Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

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

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