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How to be happy: therapy distilled to its most basic.

As many of you know I’m a fan of solutions-focused approaches to change and the flow chart below gives us the most basic process for being happy. I found it on Dr. Paolo Terni Solutions Surfer’s blog. Basically, if you aren’t happy and you want to be then change something. If you aren’t happy and you don’t want to be then keep doing what you’re already doing.

This may be annoyingly simple for those of us who have spent lots of money on self-help and therapy but you do have to appreciate the simplicity and that it puts the responsibility directly with us to keep making changes rather than expecting something external to us to change instead.

A Solutions Focused Approach to Change & EFT – EFT Q & A Podcast

Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an effective therapy that is future focused and provides a direct path towards what you want. SFBT combined with the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is even more effective for issues such as business improvements, depression, wealth creation, depression, serious disease, and weight loss. Digging around in the past to find what’s holding you back can be an interesting diversion but is not necessary for improving your life today. SFBT provides an alternative to the idea of limiting beliefs or “writing on your walls”. Continue Reading

The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change Simple

The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change Simple

The Solutions Focus gave me a profound shift in thinking and solving problems. My engineering degree trained me to think in terms of understanding the problem to find the solution. While this makes sense when you need to know why a bridge fell down so that next time it won’t, it is not always the best approach for every area of our lives. Continue Reading