The second week of June, I will be headed to Colorado to attend the Divorce Busting Seminar for Professionals.
This course is put on by Michele Weiner-Davis and it teaches professionals to apply the principles of Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy to their practices. As I meet so many women in my coaching room who are on the verge of divorce because of their sex lives (or lack thereof), I thought that adding some more tools to my tool box would be prudent. Well, that and the fact that Michele invited me personally. Who can turn down a personal invitation from one of their heroes?
I am a huge fan of Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy for two reasons:
- Solution-Oriented. Call me ridiculously optimistic, but I really, truly believe that the vast majority of relational problems can be solved by deciding what we want to change in our lives, altering the patterns that we are entrenched in and which perpetuate those problems, and then applying practical solutions. A lot of relationships falter or fail because we don’t have enough perspective to change up these patterns or are just too darn lazy to implement them
- Brief. If you have ever spent hours on a counselor’s couch (and since I was orphaned so young in life, I have certainly logged my time talking about Mommy and Daddy issues), you will appreciate a method that moves quickly. In short, we are not delving into the Freudian world of [insert deep, calming voice here] “Tell me about your mother”; we are focusing on making change and getting in and out quickly.
Can you see why I am such a fan???
So, allow me to make an offer. For all of you who are signed up for my Passion News, I will send you (and you only) the highlights of what I learn on this trip in an email newsletter. If you are not yet signed up, don’t be left out!! Sign up now!