The SFBT Lesson My Mother Taught Me

Posted by Elliott Connie - August 12, 2017 - Solution Focused Therapy - 12 Comments


As I’ve said many times, inspiration can come from unexpected places. One of mine was my mother who taught me a critical lesson about SFBT at a critical time in my life. Of course, she didn’t realize that’s what she was doing, but the impact on me is still felt to this day. This video is all about that lesson.

  • Barnett J. Weiss Bud

    Great video so potentially helpful not just to us who are studying and working with SFBT, it is a great story for all who are going through troubles and a possible help to parents of children going through rough times.

    • Elliott Connie

      I am so glad you liked it Bud.

  • Tracy Morris

    I love any ways that existentialism and spirituality can be brought into client conversations, especially without naming a faith or otherwise pinning the discussion down to a particular dogma. Thank you!!

    • Elliott Connie

      Me too! Spirituality can be a powerful way of having a meaning conversation with a client.

  • Becky Botts

    Yes, you had a very wise mom. Thanks for sharing this, Elliott. Hope is a most powerful!

    • Elliott Connie

      You’re welcome Becky and thanks for saying wonderful things about my mother.

  • Paul Coneff

    Great video – very inspirational and holistic and I’m thankful that your vision for the future has been such a blessing to me and to so many others.

    • Elliott Connie

      Hey Paul! Thanks so much, you inspire me as well.

  • Skye

    So glad you’re ALIVE today, Elliott, and doing the worthwhile work you are doing. God bless your wise and loving Mom!

    • Elliott Connie

      Thank you so much for that Skye. I am happy to be alive as well and oh my mother.

  • Karin Brauner

    Hi Elliott! Glad you shared that! It is sometimes difficult to talk about God and faith in our jobs as counsellors/psychotherapists – people think that we are atheists –
    or just not believers at all – because we know all of this philosophy and relativist theories. How else have you found to integrate faith into your work without being “preachy”?

    • Elliott Connie

      hi Karin, I am a person of faith so it would be hard for me not to be transparent about that. However, in session, religion only comes up when the client brings up their faith and I begin to ask questions about that as part of the SFBT process.

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