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About Solution Focus

Solution Focused practice is transforming coaching, consulting, managing and leading in organisations all over the world. The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover "what works" in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what's wanted (not what's wrong), what's going well (rather than what's gone badly) and practical progress (rather than explanatory theory) leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work with organisations and individuals. SF has its roots in the therapeutic approach devised by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others.

This group was formed in 2002 and has held international conferences evry year since, attracting participants from over 20 countries. We have also held three summer universities and events in Japan (J-SOL) and North America. Read about the SOLWorld charter, past SOLWorld events, the Steering Group and the innovative and effective way that SOLWorld operates. To find out more about the Solution Focused approach, Jumpstart into SF. To start finding your way around, read about making the most of SOLWorld.


SOL Summer Retreat 2014 - join the experience! 1 Reply

Are you ready to inspire yourself in Solution focused work?In a way that is tailor-made for you? Imagine: Spending some days in a castle in Belgian flatlandGetting inspiration from the surroundings,…Continue

Tags: space, open, 2014, Retreat, Summer

Started by Dominik Godat in Conferences and events. Last reply by Bärbel Fink Mar 24.

Workshop Storytelling on April 3 & 4 april: join us!!!

There are still places available for the workshop Storytelling on April 3 & 4 april, organized together with Ilfaro in Belgium.This workshop will be in Dutch.For more information:…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Conferences and events Mar 15.

Herausfordernde Gespräche mit Mitarbeitenden

Publiziert am: 24. FebruarSeiten: 40Preis: 1 CHF; 0.90 EURISBN: 978-1-63173-676-6 Link zum iBook Store…Continue

Started by Carin Mussmann in SF practice Mar 10.


I´m going to prepare a workshop focussed on conflictmanagement for psychologists. Please send me tools that are very useful in your daily practice (offlist) - the best of your personal trainings…Continue

Started by Bibiana Falkenberg in SF practice Mar 5.

Call recording software

Hi thereI am working towards my ICF certification and need to record a couple of coaching sessions to be presented.I was wondering if anyone used a Skype call recording software or any other…Continue

Tags: ICF exam, coaching recording

Started by Natavan Aliyeva in Uncategorized Feb 12.

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Salvatore Isaia commented on Marco Matera's group SOL-It
"Salve a tutti, sono un counsellor e sto per fare l'esame di stato per diventare psicologo. Ho conosciuto l'approccio SF durante il mio erasmus a Varsavia e me ne sono letteralmente innamorato :) ."
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SOL - It luogo di incontri, scambi e confronti sul tema (tematiche) SFA (Approcci, Attitudini, Aperture, Arricchimenti, Aziendalismi, Accompagnamenti, Alchimie o ...)
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SF Brains and science

For everyone intersted in Neuroscience, cogntive science and evolution and its relationship with the solutions focus
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SF in health care organisations

Sharing ideas and projects on implementing and using SF in health care organisations.  Idea was born by the participants of Christine and Bart's workshop on SF work in health care at the great solworld conference 2012 in OxfordSee More
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Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
voluminous books?

You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…

Created by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009 at 10:25am. Last updated by Hans-Peter Korn May 28, 2010.

Making the most of

If you’ve just arrived at (the SOLWorld ning group), you may be looking at all the features and wondering where to start.  This note might be helpful…



Created by Mark McKergow Jun 3, 2008 at 4:55pm. Last updated by Jesper H Christiansen Jun 1, 2011.

SOLWorld Resources

Welcome to the SOLWorld Resources section.  This part of the site features information about the SOLWorld network, our past events and materials from our previous website.  It will take some time to update all the information, so thanks for your patience. 

Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


Created by Mark McKergow May 12, 2008 at 4:08pm. Last updated by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009.

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