Welcome to your podcast with the little extra Solution Focus for your daily life! The SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast is a show where we share focuses that have enhanced our lives. Our podcast is a solution-focused resource for people who want to train an effective focus in their life and embrace a life in joy and ease. What you focus on in your daily life matters. Choose focuses that uplift, empower, and amplify useful change. Let yourself inspire for your business and private life. Enjoy the Good Life approach!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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This podcast series by Elfie and Dominik is fabulous. Very useful for any Solution Focused practitioner or those wanting to learn about SF. I have been referring many of my workshop participants to this podcast. Great job Elfie and Dominik you model SF in how you interview!