Webinar: KEEPING HOPE ALIVE – Solution Focused Brief Therapy is Hope Implicit and Attention Shifting
(2 CPD Points)
Date: 4 May 2022
Time: 16h00 – 18h00
Online via Zoom: Join us from the convenience of your laptop, cellphone or tablet.
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Presenter: Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs
An African proverb states that “You can’t stop trouble from coming, but you don’t have to give it a chair to sit on.” As the pandemic keeps creating devastating and debilitating emotional hardships, we all find it hard to not give the pandemic a chair in our lives. However, hope is always present, and we need to be mindful of looking for it. Hope is a verb. Hope is a way doing things, not an idealistic construct we have or do not have. Being hopeful is not about looking for the bright side or something we find when times are tough. Hope is not something that one switches on and off at any given moment. A true experience of hope goes well beyond a fleeting moment and instead transcends into every aspect of your life. Being hopeful is a way of thinking, a mindset, a way of managing your world which requires nurturing and mindfulness. Solution Focused Brief Therapy by default is hope implicit and uses hope catching language to help clients shift their attention toward a desired outcome, despite the hardships. Keeping hope alive means we need to ask our clients questions that elicit hope. We need to ask our clients questions that shift their attention to how they are managing and coping. Our clients are the generation that is surviving a pandemic. How are they managing to do this? How can we help our client avoid the negativity trap? This webinar aims at discussing the importance of holding on to hope and how hope is the key to effective therapy.
Aims of the workshop:
- Identify the essentials of hope
- Unpack what makes sessions hopeful
- Identifying how language shifts attention toward a hopeful outcome
- Helpful solution focused questions that shift attention towards growth
- Pride and praise instead of panic
- Bouncing back better and living with the new normal
- Becoming the generation that survived a pandemic
- Recognizing the negativity trap
- 6 Practical ideas to cope with negativity
Outcomes of the workshop:
On completion of the workshop the participants will be able to:
- Do hope, ignite hope and celebrate hope
- Use pre-suppositional language to shift toward hope
- Ask hope catching questions
- Utilize the hope that is already present when a client comes for therapy
- Build a hopeful preferred future with the client
Froerer, A et al 2018: SFBT and clients managing trauma. Oxford University Press: New York