“Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams. Live the Life You’ve Imagined”
– Henry David Thoreau
To create change in your life the first thing to do is dream!
Dream of your future. Imagine your life as you feel it ought to be lived.
Why? Because dreams shape goals! Goals drive us forward.
In goal-setting, the reason why most people are generally unsuccessful or fall short is because they do not know where to begin. The use of a Master Dream List not only develops your Plan of Action, it also generates the re-birth of your natural creativity. It re-schools your imagination and inventiveness. You give yourself permission to write down any wish, want, or desire regardless of how ridiculous it may seem. The secret is to let yourself go.
Then you can categorise and organise your dreams into development sections: physical, social, mental, spiritual, financial and family life.
For this fun workshop, bring with you a pen and plenty of paper.
all been trained on how to give feedback. However, for feedback to fuel
change we need to learn how to receive feedback. We
either take feedback as a personal attack or set feedback aside too
quickly. This is a defence mechanism to protect
ourselves, however, neither approach is productive. Some people even
badly to positive feedback.
If someone feels that receiving feedback is painful, there
is reluctance to give feedback. Too often feedback is given as “S#!t” sandwich.
This doesn’t work. Either the person ignores the good stuff and focuses
entirely on the bad, or visa versa.
Without information about our behaviour and how it impacts
others, needs are unmet and conflict grows. As a workplace mediator, many of
the conflicts Nancy deals have their roots in this fear of feedback.
In this interactive session, you will learn how to
receive feedback in a constructive way
respond to criticism
provide feedback that helps people change
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) takes a particular interest in what’s working people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t. This information often helps people to work out how to change the parts of their lives that aren’t running so well. The most specific definition of the approach is attributed to Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Along with colleagues, in 1978, they established the Brief Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, US.
From the outset they committed themselves to a combination of practice, training and research. By 1984 their publications spoke of a shift away from previous approaches, emphasising a solution-building rather than problem focused approach, and a recognition that service users could often create their own strategies for change. Several tools were found to operate like “skeleton keys”, unlocking a process of problem resolution across a wide variety of difficulties.
The workshop will cover the theoretical under-pinnings of the approach, video excerpts to show how the main techniques work in practice and opportunities to try them out.
The workshop will introduce participants to the main assumptions and some of the questions used in the approach through a mixture of presentation and experiential exercises.
John Wheeler is a UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist who has worked in child mental health for over 30 years. John has delivered training in the Solution
Focused approach to a wide range of practitioners in the UK and abroad since 1993 and is an external lecturer to several professional courses in the North East. John has written over twenty papers and chapters for publication and runs a regional network for practitioners using SFBT. Details of John’s qualifications, professional experience and publications are available on www.johnwheeler.co.uk.