29 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
SFP 109 – Coming Out: Youth Leadership & Solution Focus with Will Reed
Will Reed on Youth Leadership and Solution Focus. In today’s episode we talk with Will Reed, an 18-years old youth advisor at Boys in Mind - Girls Mind too, former member of the mental health team at Beechen Cliff School Bath, and solution-focused practitioner about the power of Youth Leadership and the difference Solution Focus has been making for him. Learn more about Will’s fascination for SF and what grabbed his interest to know more about it. Get insights into the mental health work at Beechen Cliff School Bath, in how they adopted Solution Focus, and find out more about the differences SF has made in the mental health team and in the school. Will also talks about how SF helped him and others to come out and highlights how Youth Leadership at Beechen Cliff School Bath and at Boys in Mind - Girls mind too works. He shares a bit about his work as youth advisor at Boys in Mind - Girls mind too and how talking to young people creates ripple effects. Enjoy listening to what Will is up to in his gap year. And check out the challenge of the week, were Will invites to genuinely listen to a young person, treat them as an expert, give them a leading role, and take on what they have to say. The post SFP 109 – Coming Out: Youth Leadership & Solution Focus with Will Reed appeared first on SF on tour.
41 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
SFP 108 – Adress Your Worries: A Table-Talk about Solution-Focus in Child Protection Services with Marianne Roessler & Wolfgang Gaiswinkler
Marianne Roessler and Wolfgang Gaiswinkler about their solution-focused work in child protection services. In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Marianne Roessler and Wolfgang Gaiswinkler, solution-focused practitioners, organizational consultants, social researchers, supervisors, trainers, and founders of Netzwerk O’ST about how social workers and child protection services can support change in a hoped-for direction. Learn what differences solution focus makes for their work and what is special when using solution focus in Child Protection Services. Find out how to address your own necessities and worries as a solution-focused practitioner in the professional role and the different implications of the words „problem“ and „worries“ have. Be inspired on how to privilege the ideas of the family and learn more about the importance of making statements and of mapping out all the different points of view. Find out how to elicit exceptions and what the principle „If it ain't broken, don’t fix it“ can also mean. Enjoy listening to some lovely stories about Insoo Kim Berg & Steve de Shazer. And check out the challenge of the week, thinking about things that are not working well in a solution-focused way. The post SFP 108 – Adress Your Worries: A Table-Talk about Solution-Focus in Child Protection Services with Marianne Roessler & Wolfgang Gaiswinkler appeared first on SF on tour.
36 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
SFP 107 – Challenging What You Have Learned: Getting Into Solution Focus With Camille Jeanmonod
Camille Jeanmonod on how she got into Solution Focus. In today’s episode, we talk with Camille Jeanmonod, Solution-Focused Coach and Psychologist in Private Practice, about challenging what we already know and getting into SF. Learn more about what fascinates Camille with Solution Focus, how she came across Solution Focus, and what grabbed her interest. Check out her first steps with Solution Focus in her private practice and how she kept going. She tells us how she got from Hypnotherapy to Solution Focus or how she challenges what she has learned, what helped her in Elliott Connie’s training to change her way she practices, and how her coaching, therapy, and training sessions changed. Get to know how her career coaching changed with Solution Focus and how she explores her own way of doing Solution Focus. Find out how she applies Solution Focus with her children and the way her kids responded and how she stays curious and is finding her own way. And check out the Challenge of the Week: Just experiment with one aspect of Solution Focus that you want to put in whatever you do right now. The post SFP 107 – Challenging What You Have Learned: Getting Into Solution Focus With Camille Jeanmonod appeared first on SF on tour.
37 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
SFP 106 – Creating Cooperation in Schools: Solution-Focused Support Groups and WOWW in Schools with Katrin Berger
Katrin Berger about SF in Schools. In today’s episode, we talk with Katrin Berger, Solution-Focused School Counselor and Trainer, about applying SF Support Groups and WOWW in Schools. Find out what fascinates her with Solution Focus, how Solution Focus reminded her on what she did as a child, and how she makes everyday life more joyful for herself applying SF. She tells us how she brings more joy to schools with Solution Focus and how she applies Sue Young’s support groups in elementary schools. Learn more about elements that help to create cooperation between students and how she strengthens the personal agency of the children. Listen what fascinates her about WOWW - Working on What works in classrooms - and how she applies WOWW-coaching in her schools. Learn more about how she brings SF to her school counseling team, the importance of being in a good dialogue and connecting with each other instead of asking the „right“ question. And check out the Challenge of the Week: How could you change your perspective to make daily situations that you don’t like that much, more fun. The post SFP 106 – Creating Cooperation in Schools: Solution-Focused Support Groups and WOWW in Schools with Katrin Berger appeared first on SF on tour.
36 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
SFP 105 – “SF24 – Building Hope, Empowering Change” with Steve Flatt and Paul Z. Jackson
SF 24 with Steve Flatt and Paul Z Jackson. In today’s episode, we talk with Steve Flatt and Paul Z. Jackson, about the upcoming 24-hour online conference “SF 24 – Building Hope, Empowering Change”. We talk with Steve and Paul about what fascinates them about Solution Focus, the upcoming worldwide 24-hour online conference „SF 24 – Building Hope, Empowering Change, August 6 & 7, 2020“, their favourite stories of how the idea of this endeavour came up, who is involved and what we can look forward to, and the collaborative, SF, and improvisational way of organizing a conference. Listen to their best hopes for and from the conference, the signs of progress they can already see, and how many people might join the conference conversation. Help spread the word with Elfie’s pre-challenge. Take the opportunity to hold sessions (check out the website to send in your workshop proposal), check out how to register for the conference, and do the Challenge of the Week: Make a very short video asking a solution-focused question and upload it here. The post SFP 105 – “SF24 – Building Hope, Empowering Change” with Steve Flatt and Paul Z. Jackson appeared first on SF on tour.
37 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
SFP 104 – A Regular Dose of Solution Focus: SF in the Suicide Prevention Space with Michele Orr
Michelle Orr on SF in Suicide Prevention. In today’s episode, we talk with Michele Orr, Mental Health Nurse, Team Leader and pioneer of the Brief Intervention Team in Adult Community Mental Health in Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne, Solution-Focused Practitioner, and Board Member of the ASFA (Australasian Solution Focused Association), about her use of Solution Focus in the Suicide Prevention Space. Check out what fascinates her with Solution Focus, when she first got in touch with SF, and how she started working with it. Find out what helps her to bring in SF in a problem saturated world, how she applies SF in her team meetings and in the organisation, how people with suicidal thoughts react to her solution-focused way of talking, and how she shifts conversations about critical incidents and difficult situations. Learn more about her new research project to show the effectiveness of SF in suicide prevention, and how to elicit reasons for living and the „insteadiness“. Listen to what is sometimes difficult and how she manages to deal with that, how to maintain your SF fitness, and connecting to the SF community worldwide. And check out the challenge of the week: Come up with the first 10 things that come to your mind that you do well in your SF work. The post SFP 104 – A Regular Dose of Solution Focus: SF in the Suicide Prevention Space with Michele Orr appeared first on SF on tour.
45 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
SFP 103 – Staying up to Date: The Journal of Solution Focused Practices with Prof. Sara Jordan and David Hains
Sara Jordan and David Hains about the JSFP. In today’s episode, we talk with Sara Jordan, Associate Professor of Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as Chief Editor of the Journal of Solution Focused Practices (JSFP) and David Hains, President of the Australasian Solution Focused Association (ASFA), about the Journal of Solution Focused Practices. Check out what fascinates David and Sara about Solution Focus, the start of the journal and the new developments to the Journal for Solution Focused Practices, and their best hopes for the journal. Find out more about how they support people to write for the journal, the sustainability of the journal and the financial support, as well as the different ways of how SF organizations and people (can) contribute to the journal. Hear more about their aim of showing that Solution Focus is an evidence-based practice, the scientific discourse and the advantages of the JSFP. The JSFP is truly a journal for practitioners who want to stay up to date. Support the JSFP and do the Challenge of the Week: Become familiar with JSFP, contribute to the journal, join the virtual launch, and check what you can do to promote the solution-focused approach. The post SFP 103 – Staying up to Date: The Journal of Solution Focused Practices with Prof. Sara Jordan and David Hains appeared first on SF on tour.
36 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
SFP 102 – WOWW: Co-creating school together with the students with Anna-Julia Szabo
Anna-Julia Szabo on teaching with SF. In today’s episode, we talk with Anna-Julia Szabó, Solution-Focused Practitioner, Teacher and Trainer about how she co-creates school with her students. Check out what fascinates her with Solution Focus, the differences SF makes for her and her students in school, and how she applies SF as a teacher. She tells us how she uses scaling with her students and how she does WOWW-observations in her classroom with senior citizens and her own students. Find out more about how her students are already well trained in SF and demand SF dialogues, her online teaching in corona times and building on what’s there, how she co-creates school together with her third and fourth-grade students, and how she integrates the curriculum with what the students want to learn. And she emphasizes the active contribution in shifting the focus.The challenge of the week: Be alert and see where your focus is at and then try to actively shift it at some point. The post SFP 102 – WOWW: Co-creating school together with the students with Anna-Julia Szabo appeared first on SF on tour.
36 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
SFP 101 – Being most useful for our clients: Single session telephone therapy and more with Beverley Kort
Beverley Kort on telephone therapy with SF. In today’s episode, we talk with Beverly Kort, a Solution Focused Practitioner, registered Psychologist in private practice and Therapist about what fascinates her about Solution Focus, how she is constantly learning and staying curious about her practice, and how she is doing telephone therapy with Solution Focus. She tells us about her experiences with the condensed version of Solution Focused Possibilities and her adaptions in her work. Learn more about vicarious resilience and the research she is doing together with Adam S. Froerer and Cecil R. Walker about SF, common factors, and principles of change. And listen to her stories of using the reflecting team in different situations. The Challenge of the Week: Be really generous with yourself when you say to yourself that you are doing something wrong and ask yourself: “What is my good reason? And what would I like to see instead?”. The post SFP 101 – Being most useful for our clients: Single session telephone therapy and more with Beverley Kort appeared first on SF on tour.
48 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
SFP 100 – Celebrating 100 Episodes with your Questions with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat
Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat answer your questions. In today’s episode, we celebrate 100 episodes of the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast with your questions. We talk about what fascinates us about Solution Focus at the moment, what fascinates us even more now than when we set out on our journey, what has had the most profound impact on our practice, and the differences SF has made to our lives. We explore what tells us that episode #100 is really unique and significant, our favorite questions we love to ask, how our knowledge changed, what surprised us the most during our 100-podcast journey. We tell stories about the “making of“ of the podcast with painful, funny, and hilarious moments as well as some scary situations on our journey. Check out how Solution Focus fits to volatile and insecure times, solution-focused everyday interventions that work very well in our family, how we manage both to look so good and charming, and the many heart-touching and moving encounters that influenced our lives. We share the first feeling about episode #100, our podcast statistics, the possibility to support the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast with donations - THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED US! – and the things we have learned and things that pleasantly surprised us on our podcast journey. Listen to our favorite story of how it came that we are doing this and what we are thankful for. And check out the Challenge of the Week: We invite you to comment on our podcast, to share what inspired you in this episode, and to write a review about our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and other platforms, so that other people can find it, too. When you post on social media, please add the hashtags #sfontour #simplyfocuspodcast The post SFP 100 – Celebrating 100 Episodes with your Questions with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat appeared first on SF on tour.
38 minutes | May 25, 2020
SFP 99 – Introducing Solution Focus in Schools: The kind of teachers we want to be with Sharon Casey
Sharon Casey on SF in schools. In today’s episode, we talk with Sharon Casey, Solution-Focused Practitioner, Teacher, Consultant & Trainer, and Co-Organizer of the SFBTA conference in Montreal, about using Solution Focus in schools. She shares what fascinates her about Solution Focus, how it is to have access to another way of looking at the world, and what attracted her towards this approach. Find out how she started applying SF with teenagers with drug addictions and in the field of suicide prevention, what fascinates her about bringing Solution Focus to schools, what helped her in bringing SF to schools, and what changed for the teachers. Check out a solution-focused way to start the school year, how to develop the rules together with the children, and different ways to explore what adolescents want. Hear how SF fosters sincere and genuine connections with teenagers, how you don’t have to get to the 10 on the scale, and how you can also value the lower numbers. Join us in the Challenge of the Week: Look for your sixes, fives or fours: Allow yourself to celebrate your fours, fives and sixes and recognize the effort it takes to get there. The post SFP 99 – Introducing Solution Focus in Schools: The kind of teachers we want to be with Sharon Casey appeared first on SF on tour.
38 minutes | May 19, 2020
SFP 98 – Solution Focus in Practice: Connecting with Rob Black
Rob Black on doing SF. In today’s episode, we talk with Rob Black, accredited solution-focused practitioner by the UKASFP, qualified social-worker, clinical team leader at Bath Spa University, about how Solution Focus can (also) look like in practice. Check out what fascinates him with Solution Focus, in what settings he is adapting Solution Focus, and the differences in language when working with different client groups. Rob talks about the value of problem-free talk and connecting with our clients. Find out what supported him in connecting with young people, how he first came across Solution Focus and how watching people do the work helped him develop his practice, how he let Insoo Kim Berg guess football results, and what Guy Shennan would love to hear Rob talk on this podcast. Rob shares detailed stories of how he applies Solution Focus with young people where silence, giving people space, trusting the process, and adapting the next question to fit (even) better were key elements. We also talk about pace, enthusiasm, staying with the client’s perception, and the art of Solution Focused practice and keeping on learning. Find out what Rob discovered about himself since working virtually with clients and how he established an evidence-base for his own work. At the end he also shares two funny stories with Chris Iveson. The challenge of the week: Notice the times when you used silence effectively and the differences that made in terms of the interaction in the conversation. The post SFP 98 – Solution Focus in Practice: Connecting with Rob Black appeared first on SF on tour.
43 minutes | May 6, 2020
SFP 97 – Solution Focus in Schools Works: From Garza Highschool to the Worldwide Evidence with Cynthia Franklin
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35 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
SFP 96 – Reaching out to Young People: Solution-Focused Community Work with Joe Chan
Joe Chan about working with young people. In today’s episode, we talk with Joe Chan, Solution-Focused Practitioner and Head of Youth Services at Reach Community Services in Singapore, about their work with young people. Check out what fascinates Joe with Solution Focus, where they are with their research project right now, how Solution Focus influenced the practice of the Youth Center staff members, and what he aims at with Solution Focus at the REACH Youth Center in Singapore. Learn more about the concept of ownership and how they support the young people to become owners of what they want, how they provide a spectrum of activities to fit the idea that every person is unique, how they integrate Social Media and internet activities in their programs, and how his practice evolved over the years with Solution Focus. Joe talks about being solution-focused as a leader, the Youth Resource Pack that they developed, and how they will notice that they are the place to go for youth work with Solution Focus. And he emphasizes the importance of embracing the stance of not knowing with young people. The Challenge of the Week: Put yourself out there on Social Media and share something about yourself and your SF practice. The post SFP 96 – Reaching out to Young People: Solution-Focused Community Work with Joe Chan appeared first on SF on tour.
49 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
SFP 95 – Writing the Headlines of our Life Today: What we can learn from going through cancer for the situation we are in right now with Brigitte Lavoie
Brigitte Lavoie on becoming cancer free with SF. In today’s episode, we talk with Brigitte Lavoie, M.P.s, Solution Focused therapist, trainer, supervisor and receiver of the SFBTA Insoo Kim Berg Memorial Award, about what we can learn from going through cancer for this situation now. Listen to what fascinates her with Solution Focus right now after her cancer episode in the last 1 1/2 years, how she applied Solution Focus practices to her life with cancer, how she knows that she had more good days than bad days, and how she used exceptions from the past to deal with the situation. Learn more about how to talk about the preferred future in a way that effectively supports you, Ellen Quick’s appropriate caution questions that helped Brigitte in her situation, and the miracle question with bad days. She highlights how everybody has good reasons for doing things and differences the letter she wrote to her daughter about all the things she admires about her made. Check out what she kept doing that helps her now with COVID19, the ten positive emotions by Barbara Fredrickson and the connections to Solution Focus, and the fact that we often underestimate our capacity to get through rough times. And have fun with the Challenge of the Week: Ask yourself: What kind of animal would I like to be? And when in your past were you already more like this animal? The post SFP 95 – Writing the Headlines of our Life Today: What we can learn from going through cancer for the situation we are in right now with Brigitte Lavoie appeared first on SF on tour.
38 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
SFP 94 – Zero Suicide: What it takes to thrive after trauma and the triple twins of SF success with John Henden
John Henden on what it takes to thrive. In today’s episode, we talk with John Henden, Solution-Focused Trainer, Author, Therapist and Performance Coach about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention and severe trauma and stress recovery. Learn more about the Bristol Solutions Group that led to SOLWorld, what fascinates John with Solution Focus, and the triple twins of solution-focused success. John emphasizes the importance of being solution-focused and not solution-forced. He tells us about Solution-Focused suicide prevention with a zero suicide rate, working on the phone with people with suicidal thoughts, and even “smaller“ SF interventions. Check out what it takes to thrive after trauma, his work in severe trauma and stress recovery, what helped John to thrive after trauma, and vicarious resilience. John invites us to continually remind ourselves that all our clients can find a way and to the challenge of the week: Remind yourself that adopting a solution-focused stance will bring us all forward. The post SFP 94 – Zero Suicide: What it takes to thrive after trauma and the triple twins of SF success with John Henden appeared first on SF on tour.
37 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
SFP 93 – A Community of Abundance: Getting Connected to this World of Possibilities with Petra Mueller-Demary
Petra Müller-Demary on abundance. In today’s episode, we talk with Petra Müller-Demary, Solution-Focused Executive Coach, Team Coach, Business Consultant, and Founder of SolutionSurfers Romania, about the importance of the Solution Focused (SF) community for her, bringing SF to Romania in a Solution Focused way, sharing and spreading this mindset of abundance, and looking for the jewels in the dust. Get to know their format ‘solution café’ that is spreading worldwide, the language of space or how she combines Solution Focus with Systemic Constellation work, and micro-constellations or how she teaches this combination. Listen to some great examples of team coaching or the differences her Solution Focused work with teams can make and her frame for human connection. And enjoy the Challenge of the Week: Petra’s Good Morning Coaching – find out how it works at minute 33:17. The post SFP 93 – A Community of Abundance: Getting Connected to this World of Possibilities with Petra Mueller-Demary appeared first on SF on tour.
33 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
SFP 92 – Covid-19: Stories of Hope with Kenneth Kwan, Elfie Czerny and Dominik Godat
Kenneth Kwan with stories of hope. In today’s episode, we talk with Kenneth Kwan, Solution-Focused Conference Speaker, Author, and High Performance Strategist, about Covid-19 and the differences Solution Focus can make and has made in Singapore. Check out how Solution Focus was useful when people started being affected by Covid-19 at the “Grace Assembly of God” church in Singapore, how they dealt with the sorrows and fears of people, how they started a dialogue of hope and optimism with their church members, and how they talked about their best hopes at the board level. Find out what we can learn from the experience they made in Singapore. Listen to the importance of sharing stories of hope, love and elements that work, asking and co-creating with people, and how people step up to help and support. Hear the good news and how life is slowly coming back on the streets after 5 weeks of staying at home. Kenneth also shares what small and medium sized enterprises could do during these difficult times and proposes a small next step that leaders could do, a small next step that facilitators and coaches could do, and a small step that everyone could do. And we focus on the silver lining - the good things that are happening during this crisis. The post SFP 92 – Covid-19: Stories of Hope with Kenneth Kwan, Elfie Czerny and Dominik Godat appeared first on SF on tour.
38 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
SFP 91 – Fundamentally Trusting Your Clients: Bringing Solution Focus to Communities with Naomi Whitehead
Naomi Whitehead on Solution Focus as a celebration of who people are. In today’s episode, we talk with Naomi Whitehead, IASTI accredited Solution-Focused Practitioner, Coach, Therapist & Trainer as well as EBTA Board Member, about bringing Solution Focus to Communities. Learn what fascinates her with Solution Focus, how John Wheeler, Mathias Schwab, and Tara Gretton influenced her work, and how she sees Solution Focus as a celebration of who people are. Find out more about Curve Chats and how she brings Solution Focus to communities, e.g. to a barber shop in Sheffield. Check out how she supports equality in her work and fundamentally trusts her clients. Naomi tells us about her events that she is organizing in Sheffield and her workshop that she will do with Tara Gretton in Switzerland (stay tuned!). She elaborates how the lived experience of people can inform the service design, e.g. in her work with Ben’s Center and their vulnerable people project as well as her work with soul food. Listen to what kept her passionate about Solution Focus in the last 17 years and how that connects to her lived experience in Bolivia and her use of Solution Focus in her volunteer work in a prison in Bolivia. And do the Challenge of the Week: When at some point over the next week a person annoys you, acknowledge that and think about all the qualities that the other person has shown when doing this act and what else you appreciate about that person. The post SFP 91 – Fundamentally Trusting Your Clients: Bringing Solution Focus to Communities with Naomi Whitehead appeared first on SF on tour.
30 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
SFP 90 – Being a Progress Detective: Solution Focus in Business Settings and Conflict Management with Dr. Peter Roehrig
Dr. Peter Röhrig on SF in Leadership and Conflict Management. In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Peter Röhrig, Solution-Focused Practitioner, Trainer, and Author, about what fascinates him about Solution Focus, signs that showed him that Solution Focus could work in business settings, what he did differently in his trainings after being introduced to SF, and the differences this made for his participants. Check out what makes SF the perfect approach for leaders, how Peter trains leaders in Solution Focus, and how he spreads confidence in trainings. Learn how to prepare challenging conversations and hear more about Solution Focus in conflict management and the new book he edited with Martina Scheinecker. Check out the "User's Guide for the Future" and the country of the ants. Learn how to be a progress detective and get an idea of how to give advice in Solution Focus. And check out the Challenge of the Week: In your next team meeting, look back at last year. Check minute 27:05 for the full description of the Challenge of the week. The post SFP 90 – Being a Progress Detective: Solution Focus in Business Settings and Conflict Management with Dr. Peter Roehrig appeared first on SF on tour.