100 episodes

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!

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast: The Good Life Approach - Your weekly podcast with the little extra Solution Focus for your daily life! Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

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 104 – A Regular Dose of Solution Focus: SF in the Suicide Prevention Space with Michele Orr

    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.

    SFP 103 – Staying up to Date: The Journal of Solution Focused Practices with Prof. Sara Jordan and David Hains

    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.

    SFP 102 – WOWW: Co-creating school together with the students with Anna-Julia Szabo

    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.

    SFP 101 – Being most useful for our clients: Single session telephone therapy and more with Beverley Kort

    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?”.

    • 36 min
    SFP 100 – Celebrating 100 Episodes with your Questions with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

    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

    SFP 99 – Introducing Solution Focus in Schools: The kind of teachers we want to be with Sharon Casey

    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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

JonathanSherman.net ,

Inspiring and informative!

I officially declare Elfie Czerny and Dominik Godat to have THE friendliest and happiest voices on the ENTIRE planet! They are such a joy to listen to. I really think they are two of the most authentically cool people I’ve ever met. I’ve been listening to their solution-focused podcast, “Simply Focus,” a lot again lately and it’s such a treat. If you love podcasts, and happiness, and insightful interviews with solution-focused therapy thought leaders around the world in this field (especially that super handsome-sounding guy in episode #5! Yow!) then this podcast is for you.

Mark M. J ,

School counselor

These podcasts are a great gift. Elfie and Dominik interview leading thinkers in solution focused counseling/therapy. They are conversations with great flow, more than interviews and they full of great ideas. I have found them energizing and empowering. As a school counselor they have provided me with many great ideas to try. Thank you Elfie and Domnik for creating this.

G. Heller ,

Excellent podcast on SF Therapy

This is an amazing achievement by Elfie and Dominik. They have interviewed many of the best known SF therapists and their podcast offers a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and advice. Plus they both are very charming with a sense of humor which makes listening a joy. Thank you!

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