What is so special about Solution-Focused approaches to therapy, coaching and consulting?

As Mark McKergow pointed out in a recent posting in the SOL listserv:

SF is a lot SIMPLER than other practices

Interesting questions then follow; according to Mark:

*  How is it that this works as well as all the other things?
*  Why, then, are people still learning the other (more complicated) things?
*  What is going on here that we can extend and experiment with?

And here is Mark’s punchline:

1) The special things in SF are basically present in other things too.

2) The other things have lots of extra things that make no difference, or even make things worse.

I totally agree with Mark.
The beauty of Solution-Focused practice is its simplicity and elegance.

As Antoine de Saint-Exupery said:
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.

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