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There's Always a Solution

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Eastcott Community Centre. Savernake Street.

7 Savernake Street

Swindon

SN1 3LZ

United Kingdom

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Would you like a solution to all your problems? Are you tired of making suggestions to other people to help them solve their problems that they then don’t carry out? This could be for you!

When we examine our patterns of communication, it often becomes clear that we tend to focus on problems and also tend to offer our suggestions for solutions to others in a genuine attempt to be helpful. This short introduction to solution-focused tools shows you a very different approach that focuses on solutions and trusting people to know and find their own answers based on their existing skills, resources and experience. Three simple yet surprisingly effective and very practical key skills in developing this 'solution focus' will be explored with as much practice as time allows.

The session will cover:

  • Exploring our usual problem focus in communication
  • “We’re not here to fix anyone” - learning to trust that everyone has their own effective solutions, if we can just stop ourselves from stepping in with our own first.
  • The importance of language –how very small changes to the way we ask questions and respond to answers can lead to big differences in response and engagement
  • Skill 1 – Scaling. Using it creatively to assess a situation, measure progress already made, identify previous successes, set goals and achievable steps to get there.
  • Skill 2 – Looking for exceptions. Problems are not constant – actively seeking out the times when they happen less or we are more able to cope with them leads us to a range of strategies we can then use as solutions.
  • Skill 3 – Re-framing. Choosing different words to describe challenging or ‘difficult’ behaviour can shift our focus and open new opportunities for solutions.


Faciliated by Milly and Olivia.

Home made cake and refreshments are provided. Parking is free.

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Eastcott Community Centre. Savernake Street.

7 Savernake Street

Swindon

SN1 3LZ

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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