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"decentering" from problem by using different forms of expressive art

I am just reading this new book:

Lösungskunst: Lehrbuch der kunst- und ressourcenorientierten Arbeit
von Herbert Eberhart (Autor), Paolo J. Knill (Autor)
# Verlag: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (17. Juni 2009)
# Sprache: Deutsch
# ISBN-10: 3525401590
# ISBN-13: 978-3525401590
http://www.amazon.de/L%C3%B6sungskunst-Lehrbuch-kunst-ressourcenori...

This book describes the method of "decentering" by using different forms of expressive art (painting, writing, storytelling, music, rhythm, dance, improv-theatre, ..) as part of a SF-therypy or SF-coaching.
"Decentering" means, to turn the focus completely away from the "problem" by producing a piece of art which is (in contrast e.g. to role play) not based on the semantics of the problem. The client is invited to produce something which is far away from the problem.
And after this the client is asked something like: "Well - now you have done xxxxxx which has no obvious connection with your concern. So, anyway, is there anything you experienced during the production process or if you look on the product now which might be an - maybe unexpected - association to your concern? .... What else? ..."
This provides a lot of - often very surprising and unexpected - new ideas for next steps. And this ideas are after the "decentring" worked out in a SF way.

In the book this "decentering" embedded in a (IMHO very) SF-based treatment is described in detail. And also, for those who are not familiar with SF, the book contains a very good description (and "meta reflexion") of the principles of SF far way away from some kinds of "SF-simplifications".

Her more infos:

About the Authors:
http://www.egsuniversity.ch/about-egsahs/faculty/herbert-eberhart/ (he is one of the very first early adopters of SF in Switzerland)
http://www.egsuniversity.ch/about-egsahs/faculty/paolo-knill/

About Expressive Arts Coaching, Consulting and Education:
http://www.egsuniversity.ch/academic-programs/ma-expressive-arts-co...

About "Decentering" in short:
http://www.nla-schweiz.ch/Download/Surprise..(editedrev04.03).doc

I hope, this will give you some more insights ....
And I also encourage you to contact Herbert Eberhart directly for more documents maybe also in English):
herbert-eberhart@bluewin.ch


Cheers
Hans-Peter

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