Solution Focused Thinking

Many people are curious about Solution Focused thinking. The term Solution Focused is widely used, but it is often used by people who do not really understand the Solution Focused approach, what it means or why it is so valuable. Use this article as a starting point.

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Want an Effective Team? Google It!

Personality testing may have its place, but I’m not sure how it helps to produce an effective team. Most team members suss each other out pretty quickly and they don’t need a psychological test to tell them which of their colleagues is an introvert, and extrovert or a psychopath.

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Help Someone Change Their Mind: How To

What do you do if you are stuck in a situation where someone won’t see things from your point of view? Maybe they stick doggedly to their own position, as in a disagreement or conflict, or maybe they are simply unable to see things from another perspective.

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What is Solution Focused Brief Therapy?

Solution Focused approaches are becoming increasingly popular in the helping professions where practitioners do not see themselves as doing therapy but nevertheless are using counselling skills.

Anywhere that supportive conversation is an aspect of the work, being able to work in a Solution Focused way brings huge benefits for both the practitioner and the client or service user.

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Guilt Is Social

One way to reduce guilty feelings is to discuss them, but it has to be with the right person.

And once is enough; go on about it and you’ll simply wind up with two people feeling bad.

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Perfection Is Not Good Enough

Perfection, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

If you find yourself striving for perfection and that is slowing you down or preventing you from starting or completing something, here’s a tip.

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Good Sleep? Here’s How

Sleep is a vital component in life-balance but this is not matched in our popular attitudes and understanding of it.

We have evolved to spend a third of our lives sleeping, yet many people think of sleep as an inconvenient waste of time, while others proclaim proudly that they “only need four hours sleep a night.”

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Rumination? Let It Go

Going over things again and again can be a nuisance when you can’t stop yourself doing it. The trick is to either turn the thoughts into action, or drop them altogether.

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When You Learn How to Say ‘No’

Do you ever get caught up in things you’d rather not be involved in?

Saying ‘No’ can offend, but it needn’t.

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Guilt and Apology

I’ve missed the deadline for the launch of my new online courses. Like most things, there is good as well as bad, and I’m pretty excited because the delay means something better will happen.

Please accept my apology. If you are inconvenienced by the delay, please and me know what I can do to help.

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