Solution-Focused Well-Being Self-Help Techniques:
For Enhanced Personal Well-Being, Coping, and Quality of Life
(Please Note: This course is not intended as a substitute for professional help. If you are experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns we encourage you to reach out to a mental health professional in your area)
This course is suitable for anyone seeking to improve their over-all quality of life by envisioning, refining, pursuing and achieving practical goals reflective of their best hopes and aspirations, discovering their own best coping strategies, developing and implementing their own uniquely effective, sustainable solutions to everyday challenges and problems.
The material in this course is also suitable for psychotherapists to give to their clients for between-session support and as therapeutic “homework.”
Solution-Focused self-help techniques differ from most others in that they help people formulate and implement positive change by looking forward, not backwards. They do not require people to excavate painful emotions or revisit traumatic past events in order to begin making positive changes. A further advantage of the solution-focused techniques in this collection is that they typically have a calming, soothing effect; researchers have found that SF techniques foster positive emotions which naturally interrupt upsetting thought patterns, provide a context of hope, and function as a natural counter-balance or “antidote” to painful or disturbing feelings.
You will learn how to use Solution-Focused Best Hope Miracle questions to formulate a description of their unique preferred future, implement Solution-Focused Scaling techniques to identify how they can most effectively move towards achieving it. They will also learn how to identify and subsequently utilize specific behaviors that are already present within their personal repertoire to effectively navigate challenging situations and strengthen their ability to cope with future stress.
The course is divided into the following 5 sections:
SF Techniques for Improving quality of Life
SF Techniques for When You Feel Stuck
SF Techniques for When You Have the Blues
SF Techniques for Challenging Times
Future-Oriented SF Techniques for Hope and Inspiration.
The techniques are illustrated with practical examples of how they can be used in every day life followed by a Solution-Focused Self-Help Activity accompanied by detailed instructions.
You have the choice as to how you would like to engage with this course. You may download the course as a PDF/Ebooklet, or you may take it as a more structured course.
This general-interest course is not eligible for continuing education credits.