Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Focusing on our goals, and choosing a path where everything moves us closer to them, are the principles behind Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). There are times when going back and reminiscing can do more harm than good. Rather than doing good, recalling the cause of the problem can often cause more anxiety and stress because it perpetuates and even aggravates the problem. Solution focused brief therapy has been used as a method for solving psychological disorders since the 1980s, and it has been proven to help people improve their lives and social interactions.
Moving in a Positive Direction
The therapy works by letting the patient understand what he wants to achieve through therapy and how he can accomplish those goals using his strengths. The patient’s daily activities and resources are also taken into consideration. Now the big question commonly asked by the therapist is, “what are the things that you are doing or have done in the past which brought a positive result into your life?” The therapy thus proceeds from such a perspective.
A lot of things can be realized through this method. In most cases, patients begin to understand and see things from a different viewpoint, wherein they could begin to appreciate the good things in their life which they failed to recognize before. The therapy is likewise a reinforcement of the positive traits which the client possesses and utilizing them to propel the client towards greater well-being.
Benefits Derived From SFBT
Some of the benefits derived from SFBT are as follows:
- Multiple vantage points—because every client has their own sets of strengths every case can be tackled in a variety of ways. Depending on the client’s capabilities and strengths the solution can always be changed and adapted to the current situation so that it would be more effective.
The recovery in such a process can be very swift and continues as the process depends on the strengths of the client. Most of the elements involved in the therapy are already present in the client’s life; thus, he can build a solution based on them. Because they are already there, it will be easier for the client to incorporate the necessary changes to improve his condition. Focusing on his goals and knowing the actions that take him closer to his goal makes the healing process a lot easier.