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Focus on solutions

Focus on solutions

By Frederik Philippart

Welcome to the podcast: focus on solutions! This podcast is meant for a deeper understanding of the solution focused material in therapy that I studied at Korzybski. We can call it the Bruges model. I will interview teachers, writers, therapists, psychiatrists and students. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspires me!
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All trauma can heal - Hélène Dellucci
All trauma can heal - Hélène Dellucci
Hélène Dellucci talks about how she came in contact with the solution focused trauma approach. In what way does dissociative trauma needs to be threated different from non dissociative trauma? What are the symptoms of dissociative trauma? Is EMDR usefulle for people who have dissociative symptoms? What can you do youreself when you go in hyperarousal when youre at home? What can you do when you experience hyperarousal at work or at school? What can yoga do for a traumatized person? What books are goed to read about trauma? Hélène Dellucci gives a clear answer to all of these questions. 
01:45:45
May 15, 2021
On the road for 2 1/2 years in a motorhome to spread the solution focused message part 2
On the road for 2 1/2 years in a motorhome to spread the solution focused message part 2
Welcome in the second part where I talk with Dominique and Elfie. In this part I talk with Elfie about her experience with ice-bath training and the 'Wim Hof breathing technique.' In what way is it solution focused? We explore the importance of change and why they say "solution is where the magic happens". They see the solution focused practice as a focus that needs te be trained and they explain why. I hope you enjoy the interview!
01:12:37
January 03, 2021
On the road for 2 1/2 years in a motorhome to spread the solution focused message "part 1"
On the road for 2 1/2 years in a motorhome to spread the solution focused message "part 1"
Dominik Godat and Elfie Czerny traveled through Europe, North-America and Canada to talk with everyone who is interested in the solution focused way of thinking. They spread the solution focused approach through Univerisities, organisations and with messages on their motorhome called "Hearthy" They use the solution focused way of thinking in their personal lifes and talk about how it changed them. We talk about why they decided to take this adventure. Dominik and Elfie like to put aspects of the theory in a game that they call: solution ping pong. You can learn here how to play it and improve some aspects of your life with it. We talk about how the solution focused approach can give you a refreshing way of looking at life, living close to your personal values. Here you can find their podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3w4mhkZt01fMISnjlLltRX?si=lra7Etw3SjWbswU3KKSnvg This is their website: https://www.sfontour.com/about-sf/ Enjoy the interview!
52:07
January 03, 2021
Sextalk with Sam Geuens in a solution focused mindset
Sextalk with Sam Geuens in a solution focused mindset
I talk with moral philosopher, clinical sexologist and solution focused therapist 'Sam Geuens' about sex in a solution focused way. Subjects we talk about are: what kind of sexual disfunctions are typical for women and men? What can we do with those disfunctions? What are the effects of the pill, the vaginal ring and the downward spiral for the libido of women? What kind of solution focused techniques are usefull? We also talk about the evolution of relationships. Sam Geuens just wrote an article on solution focused basic skills for health care professionals together with other well known solution focused practitioners: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/journalsfp/vol4/iss2/6/ Here is Sam Geuens linkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-geuens-12736731/ Here is a site where you can contact Sam if you need help with a sexual issue: https://www.seksuologie.be/
01:32:60
December 10, 2020
Borderline personality disorder or "difficult people?"
Borderline personality disorder or "difficult people?"
I speak in this episode with psychologist, solution focused therapist and a teacher of mine: Geert Lefevre on the subject: difficult people?  We talk about Linehans theory, the basic attitude, the role of hope, how to deal with crisis and many other subjects as the tool "allertness" and emotion regulation. Geert gives a refreshing view on the subject and teaches me again the extreme big importance of connection for these cliënts.
01:35:48
November 07, 2020
How horses can help people in a solution focused way
How horses can help people in a solution focused way
Wendy Van den Bulck combines two passions: her solution focused mindset and horses. She speaks about how those 2 passions found each other and her insight that nature is actually solution focused. She lives in Balen in a beautiful place with 9 horses that she calles eqouia. This is her website: https://www.equoia.org/ Wendy wrote a book about the insights that she developed over the years: https://www.connective-clarity.org/
53:13
October 10, 2020
Psychological first aid: training non-professionals to recognise and support traumatized persons
Psychological first aid: training non-professionals to recognise and support traumatized persons
This episode is how to recognize and give help to a person who just got traumatized. I talk wit Barbara Pelkmann and Nadine Lyamouri Bajja about the differences between a traumatized person that is overactivated (hyperarousal) or underactivated (hypoarousal) and what you can do for those people as a non-professional. If you like this episode, please give it a score and tell it further to others. That would mean a lot to me!
49:22
October 01, 2020
Yvonne Dolan on language in therapy
Yvonne Dolan on language in therapy
Hello everyone, In this interview I speak with the realy kindhearted person Yvonne Dolan about her personal life, her contact with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, her friendship wit Luc Ysebaert and Myriam Lefevere and what they're influences where on her life.  I talked also about the importance of language in the solution focused model. People like Wittgenstein, Alfred Korzysbski, Janet Bavelas and the buddhist way of thinking all have an influence on the development of the solution focused way of speaking. Yvonne Dolan inspired me. Her own story and her passionate way of working for over 30 years with solution focused material. I really hope you like this episode!
41:57
September 14, 2020
How to heal trauma
How to heal trauma
Hi, In this first episode I'm interviewing my teachers Barbara and Nadine. I learn what they do for the institute iicos: Institut Interculturel Competences systemique. I explore with them the subject trauma in a solution focused way.  What helps people who survived trauma?  What is EMDR?  Why can theatre help traumitezed children?  How long does it take to heal trauma? What is the role of the game of tetris for traumatized people?  How can a solution focused practitioner help people who have attachment problems? You can find answers on all of these questions in this episode. I hope you learn and get as much inspired as I am in the solution focused approach. It's a real eyeopener for everybody!
01:26:55
September 14, 2020