Professor Ayelet Fischback and Professor Ravi Dhar discovered one paradoxical effect of focusing on progress: “goal liberation“.
Here is how it works: happy with the progress made toward a long-term goal, the brain turns… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on May 22, 2013 at 16:10 —
In her latest book, Love 2.0, the renowned Positive Psychology author Barbara Fredricksonintroduced an interactional view of love.
According to the latest research she presents in her book, love is not so much a noun but rather a verb. It is something that emerges in micro-moments of interactions between… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on April 24, 2013 at 16:18 —
My latest SF book, "Mr. Bear Wants to Be Loved: And Other Stories to Make Change Easier, for Children & their Parents" is now out and available for purchase on Amazon.
This book was born as a challenge: how to introduce Solution-Focus in terms so simple that even… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on December 3, 2012 at 18:09 —
Rockefeller Plaza, NYC, March the 27th
I am very grateful to Peter Szabo for inviting me to co-facilitate the Executive Coaching Conference … Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on May 1, 2012 at 16:47 —
... So I felt great about our training.
I checked in daily, and I was comforted to see it was not just an impression of mine :)
On the final day, I was happy to see that on a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 was meeting all their learning goals, beyond their wildest expectations, and 1 the opposite of that, they rated themselves to be 8.5 or more (some at 8.5, others at 10) on that scale.
I was… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on November 7, 2011 at 20:04 —
You have a filter that makes you see the good in people and so…
The sentence above was said in a simulated Coaching conversation that took place during our recent Solutionsurfers Brief Coach Training.
A student of mine, a seasoned Coach, made that comment as he… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on August 24, 2011 at 15:55 —
Here is a short story that very well illustrates why I love Solution-Focus Coaching and its magic in bringing out clients’ expertise.
My Coaching Client is the Administration Manager for a small but fast-growing company, and we are having a Coaching session over Skype.
Topic of the session: he wants his co-workers to be “more motivated“.
I know that the concept of “motivation” is a tricky one.
Personally I am very… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on April 7, 2011 at 16:47 —
A High-Performing Factory via Solution-Focused Coaching: A Case Study
24 March 2011 in Books/Articles review, Musings Write by Paolo Terni …
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Added by Paolo Terni on January 12, 2011 at 17:27 —
This being the Holiday Season, I would like to share with you a great gift that Anthony M. Grant and Sean… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on December 29, 2010 at 17:47 —
People are hard if not impossible to change. Relationships are almost as hard to change. Conversations, on the other hand, are relatively easy to change, especially if one is aware of the roles each participant is taking and is skillful at inviting changes in those roles” – Phillip B. Ziegler
In a short paper which appears in… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on December 15, 2010 at 16:30 —
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of “The Little Prince”, once wrote: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on December 7, 2010 at 17:14 —
This year the SFBTA (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association) conference was held in Banff, Alberta - in the heart of the … Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on November 27, 2010 at 19:09 —
I am proud to announce that Solutionsurfers' PURE Brief-Coach Training is now available in San Francisco, California.… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on November 4, 2010 at 14:54 —
Your Brain at Work is a pop psych book.… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on October 26, 2010 at 19:28 —
In Solution-Focused practice we ask clients to visualize their perfect future, usually by asking the “Miracle Question”. Research has demonstrated that visualization does not work to help people change. Doesn’t this result invalidate a very important tool of SF practitioners?
This is the question that we are going to answer in this post.
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Added by Paolo Terni on January 19, 2010 at 17:14 —
I strongly believe that the effectiveness of Solution-Focused practice is linked to its radical simplicity
That is what makes Solution-Focused practices beautiful
I also believe that what we are doing today is the seed of what we will be doing tomorrow.
In other… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on July 28, 2009 at 1:37 —
Inspired by the latest posting by Kirsten Dierolf
I wrote something about SF vs. "being positive":
Solution-Focused coaching is not about “being positive”.
Solution-Focused is not about denying the reality of tough situations.
Solution-Focused coaching is about noticing what works - in a fact-finding manner.
It is about helping clients… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on June 19, 2009 at 11:58 —
New posting on my blog. Here is an excerpt:
is about treatment and about helping people function in society (Using a sports metaphor, a therapist makes sure that an injured athlete recovers to compete again, via an effective rehab program)
is about helping people function well in society, if it is about living better and about performing better (Using a sports metaphor, a coach makes sure that the… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on June 15, 2009 at 21:48 —
For a specific work assignment, I am brushing up on my NLP skills; more specifically, I'm reviewing my teaching materials on conversational hypnosis and persuasion strategies, as per a specific request by the client who hired me.
I am struck yet again by how traditional approaches differ from Solution-Focused ones.
Let's take negotiation skills: a topic that I teach in workshops and in which many clients want to be coached.
The NLP skills used in negotiation… Continue
Added by Paolo Terni on April 5, 2009 at 11:30 —