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‘How does that make you feel?’

Well how does that question - ‘how does that make you feel’ - make you feel? In my case the answer is a bit queasy, indeed slightly nauseous, which in many ways is unfortunate since it appears to be the go-to, the stock question that so many practitioners rely upon when they are not quite sure what else to ask. Evan George explores the difficulties with this question.

‘I know I can do it’.

A DBIT (Essex) practitioner new to Solution Focused Practice describes her experience of using the approach with a 15 year old girl who is 'an anxious school refuser'. The practitioner describes herself feeling 'overwhelmed' by what the young person was able to achieve.