Posts From: Solution-focused Category

Posted On: 19 Nov,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Living Life to the Fullest: Creating Your Ideal life

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh Choose with no regret Continue to learn Appreciate your friends Do what you love Live as if this is all there is. ~Mary Anne Radmacher Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of […]

Posted On: 19 Mar,2012 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Dealing with Stress: Live from the Heart

Yesterday I attended a presentation by Brian Keating, a wildlife expert and anthropology professor. He talked about and showed videos on animals such as the narwhal, the penguin, the elephant, and the beaver with infectious enthusiasm. He spoke in such a juicy way that I wanted to brush off my hiking boots and get out […]

Posted On: 28 May,2011 By:
Category: Depression, Making Meaning, Solution-focused

Finding Meaning in Life when you’re Feeling Depressed

Years ago I read a fascinating book by Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist and World War II survivor of the Holocaust entitled, Man’s Search for Meaning. It was an incredibly moving autobiography of his experiences as a prisoner of war and his well-considered thoughts on the meaning of life.

Posted On: 7 Nov,2010 By:
Category: Solution-focused

Solution-focused brief therapy: Refining the Art

In a week and a half, I’m chairing the 8th annual Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Conferencehere in Banff. I’m really excited about it!! I really believe in this approach to working with people and am grateful to have the opportunity to organize the conference. Comparison of SFBT with CBT & MI For the last […]

Posted On: 5 Sep,2010 By:
Category: Solution-focused

Ideas on What Works in Therapy

  The European Brief Therapy Association Conference in Malmo, Sweden finished today. It’s a professional development conference that happens in different places in Europe once a year. I attended it for the first time.

Posted On: 2 Jul,2010 By:
Category: Couple's Retreat, Couples, Solution-focused

Relationship Distance: Crossing the Oceans Apart

A relationship example… I was working with a couple. Let’s call them Marj and Jack. They had been married for 10 years and had three children. Marj made sure that everyone got to their day-to-day tasks, commitments, and activities. She also managed the cleaning, cooking, laundry, and other domestic tasks. Jack loved to plan and […]

Posted On: 13 Feb,2010 By:
Category: Depression, Solution-focused

Moving Past Sadness or Depression–II

For a couple of weeks I’ve been talking about sadness and depression. I.e. how you know if you’re sad or depressed, and imagining what your life will be like when sadness or depression are no longer a part of it. As you read last week’s post, you may have asked yourself, is this woman off her […]

Posted On: 8 Feb,2010 By:
Category: Depression, Solution-focused

Moving Past Sadness or Depression–I

Last week in my blog, I talked about how you know if you’re depressed. Whether you’re clinically depressed or feeling really sad, I know it’s not where you or someone you know wants to be. This week I’m going to help you create an image of the way you would like your life to be […]

Posted On: 11 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Passionate Goals: Creating Goals that Mean Something!

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars… […]

Posted On: 4 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Resolutions or “To do lists”?: Creating Goals that get Done!

On New Year’s Eve, we went out for dinner with some friends. We started talking about New Year’s resolutions and they quickly told us they didn’t make resolutions—they made “to do lists.” To do lists, we were told, are based on things they want to accomplish over the next year and are action oriented. So […]